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Classes of networks

classes of networks
LAN (LOCAL AREA NETWORK)
CAN (CAMPUS AREA NETWORK)
MAN(METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORK)
WAN(WIDE AREA NETWORK)
INTERNET
1.LAN
A network covering a small area
is called LAN.
Features :
-It can be in a room,building
or small office.
-It covers distance not more
than 1.25 miles from one end of the network to another.
CAN
A network covering a campus
area ,that is, an university area is called CAN
MAN
A NETWORK covering a city area
is called MAN
Features :
-It covers not more than 10 kms
from one end to another.
-It may be made up of small
networks connected to each other.
-MAN is used mainly in metro
cities.
WAN
A network covering hundreds to
thousands of kms from one end to another is called WAN. Internet is the best
example of WAN.
INTERNET
-It is a world-wide network.
-It is the best example of WAN.
-It is made up of millions of
computers connected to each other.
-It is a public network.
Anybody can access internet.

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