Local Area Networking
The smallest LAN may only use two computers, while larger LANs can accommodate thousands of computers. A LAN typically relies mostly on wired connections for increased speed and security, but wireless connections can also be part of a LAN. High speed and relatively low cost are the defining characteristics of LANs.
LANs are typically used for single sites where people need to share resources among themselves but not with the rest of the outside world. Ask CityPro about designing a secure LAN for your operation.
Wide Area Networking
Metropolitan Area Networks
A MAN is often used to connect several LANs together to form a bigger network. When this type of network is specifically designed for a college campus, it is sometimes referred to as a campus area network, or CAN.
Disadvantages of a Wireless Network
- The general speed of a wireless connection tends to be slower than a wired one. The connection also gets worse the farther you are from the router, which can be a problem in a large building or space.
- Wireless connections can be obstructed by everyday household items and structures such as walls, ceilings, and furniture.
- Wireless networks are generally less secure. There can also be problems with
neighborsstealing bandwidth,if the network hasn’t been set up to be password protected. Information is also less secure too and can be easier to hack into.
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