what is the difference between LAN and WAN

  • Asked by fn from Middleburg
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  • LAN = Local Area Network.

    This is typically the network that connects various devices at a single location. The devices you have at home are connected to your LAN.

    WAN = Wide Area Network

    This is typical the network that connects LANs together. Your router at home (that manages your LAN) connect to the WAN provided by your ISP.

    • Answered by Colin L from Toronto