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June 23, 2016updated 22 Sep 2016 12:22pm

What is LAN?

Keeping things local is the future, so how can LANs help?


LAN, or local area network, is a computer network that covers a small geographic area such as an office building or a university.

This sort of computer networks share a common communications line or wireless link to a server.

To communicate, LANs mostly use Ethernet and Wi-Fi technology. Despite being mostly used within a small geographic space, LANs can be connected to other LANs via telephone lines and radio waves, creating a wider LAN mesh.

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