Campus Area Network (CAN)

In this article we will discuss Campus Area Network (CAN), will make brief discussion on Campus Area Network (CAN), In last article we discuss about Personal Area Network (PAN).

campus area network (CAN) is a network of multiple interconnected local area networks (LAN) in a limited geographical area. A CAN is smaller than a wide area network (WAN) or metropolitan area network (MAN). A CAN is also known as a corporate area network (CAN).

A campus network, campus area network, corporate area network or CAN is a computer network made up of an interconnection of local area networks within a limited geographical area.

Data Center routers & switches. The “Campus” is where USERS (employees) connect to the network, along with all of the devices those employees use (e.g. desktops, laptops, ip phones, mobile phones, video conferencing, printers, etc).

College and university campus networks interconnect administrative buildings, residence halls, academic halls, libraries, student centers, athletic facilities, and other buildings associated with the institution in a specific town or neighborhood. Corporate campus networks interconnect buildings that house key departments and staff members. The corporate campus network forms the user-facing aspect of the larger corporate network within a limited geographic area.

Most CANs are comprised of several LANs connected via switches and routers that combine to create a single network. They operate similar to LANs, in that users with access to the network (wired or wireless) can communicate directly with other systems within the network

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