The differences between a LAN and a WAN

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The differences between a LAN and a WAN have stated as follows. [1]. Definition LAN :- A LAN is a Local Area Network. Local means area is limited within 40 to 60 kilometer ; usually used to a network contained within a building, an office or a campus. WAN:- A WAN is a Wide Area Network Wide means area is vast i.e. a computer network spanning a regional, national or global area. [2]. Cost LAN:- Cost of data transmission in LAN is less because the transmission medium is owned by a single organization. WAN:- In case of WAN the cost of data transmission is very high because the transmission medium used are hired, either telephone lines or satellite links. [3]. Security LAN:- The reliability of network is high because the failure of one computer in the network does not effect the functioning for other computers . Physical security among computers in a LAN is also high. one computer in the network may affect the functioning of other computer. The company
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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. [4]. 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. [5]. 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. [6]. 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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