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Unformatted text preview: connected with WAN (i.e. Internet) does not know what physical protections have been made to the rest of the WAN so it may be a threat for the company. . Speed LAN: - A LAN is about 10 times faster than WAN and transmits data with a speed of several megabits per second (106 bits per second). WAN: - A WAN is generally slow. The fastest WAN is almost 155 Mbs. . Transmission Medium LAN: - The computer terminals and peripheral devices are connected with wires and coaxial cables. The transmission medium is normally coaxial cables. WAN: - The transmission medium used is normally telephone lines, microwaves and satellite links. . Use LAN: - File transfers and Access, Word and text processing, Electronic message handling, Remote database access, Digital voice transmission and storage WAN: - It is used for Communication facility, Remote data entry, and to Centralize information. http://www.helium.com/items/766043-the-difference-between-a-lan-and-a-wan...
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