Local Area Networks (LAN)

In this article we will discuss Local Area Networks (LAN), will make brief discussion on Local Area Networks (LAN), In last article we discuss about Clients and Servers Model.

LAN is a network of computers that are in the same general physical location, usually within a building or a campus.

Local area network is a computer network that interconnects computers within a limited area such as a residence, school, laboratory, university campus or office building.

LANs are a network infrastructure that spans a small geographical area. Specific features of LANs include:

  • LANs interconnect end devices in a limited area such as a home, school, office building, or campus.
  • A LAN is usually administered by a single organization or individual. The administrative control that governs the security and access control policies are enforced on the network level.
  • LANs provide high speed bandwidth to internal end devices and intermediary devices.

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