LAN (Local Area Network)

LAN is the abbreviation used to describe a Local Area Network. The term “Local Area Network” refers to a computer network that covers a small physical area, usually confined to one building or a small group of buildings e.g. a home network or a business network. A LAN is usually implemented to connect local workstations,[..]

Leased Line

A leased line is a dedicated, communications line set up between 2 end points by a telecommunications specialist. Not physical in nature, leased lines are in reality a reserved circuit and do not have a telephone number, each side of the circuit being permanently connected to the other. Leased lines can be used for telephone[..]

Wide Area Network (WAN)

A network that spans a wide geographical area is referred to as a WAN (Wide Area Network). A WAN consists of a collection of LAN’s (Local Area Networks) connected by a router that maintains both the LAN information and the WAN information. The WAN side of the router will then connect to a communications link[..]