Unformatted text preview: modems etc. Some of the most widely used LANs are Ethernet, Novell, Omninet, ARCnet etc. They vary in type and number of computers that may be connected, the speed at which data may be transferred, and the type of software used to control the computer. Wide Area Network (WAN) A WAN is a two or more geographical dispersed computer, linked by communication facilities such as telecommunication or microwave relays. These types of communication network operate nation-wide or worldwide. The transmission mediums used are normally public systems such as telephone lines, satellite and microwave links....
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- Spring '11
- Computer network, Local area network, Wide area network