Glossary

LAN

11.10.08

A local area network is a computer network covering a small physical area, like a home, office, or small group of buildings, such as a school, or an airport. The defining characteristics of LANs, in contrast to wide-area networks, include their usually higher data-transfer rates, smaller geographic range, and lack of a need for leased telecommunication lines.
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URL: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Local_area_network