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Computer Networks Unit 2 Discussion Board Kregg M. Soltow January 11, 2011 American Intercontinental University What are the design and features of LAN and WAN systems? A local area network connects network devices over a fairly short distance. An office or home usually contains a single LAN, sometimes one structure will contain small LANs branching off of a backbone and sometimes will travel the lengths to near by facilities. With TCP / IP networking, a LAN is frequently, but not always executed as a single IP subnet. Along with confined spaces, LANs also tend to be owned and operated by a single person or business. They’re also inclined to use certain connection technologies, such as Ethernet. As the name describes, a WAN covers a large physical area. The internet is the largest WAN known and it spans the entire Earth. Also, a Wide Area Network is actually a purely discrete collection of just LANs. Devices such as routers connect these local area networks to create a wide area network.
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