8. CCNA WANs.1.00.pdf - Wide Area Networks(WANs WAN...

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1 Wide Area N et wo rks (WA N s) WAN Overview Wide Area Network (WAN) – Network that spans a large geographic region – Used to connect different LANs E.g. office in LA to NYC – Typically out of end user’s control Details of the WAN are hidden Only the Service Provider (SP/ISP) knows the details Represented by the “cloud” in diagrams
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