See network can be define by many ways on the basis of criteria.
So here network is defined on the basis of Area so this types of network are called LAN/MAN/WAN.
It can also be define on the basis of transmission media.
which will be Wire network or Wireless network. But general types of network is defined on the basis of Area.
I hope you got the network definition basic concept.
Types of network definition you study is wrong
Don’t take it wrong, keep reading i’ll clear you today, what is wrong about definition, you’ll understand easily.
The definition of network LAN/MAN/WAN we study in our books and teaches by our teachers.
And what you understand the concept about types of network is not correct.
So let me explain .
I am not saying books are wrong but want to convey you there is a gap.
And It is just incomplete definition about types of network.
So first we will see the normal definition written in books about types of network.
LAN/MAN/WAN and then will compare with full complete definition.
Are you agree with me.
So that you can understand that gap or incomplete definition.
And you must understand that gap because whenever you face an interview and that types of question.
So you are unable to answer question.
How can you create a WAN in your room ?
So after study this post, I hope you will never forget about types of network topology concept.
So lets first see what does books definition says about LAN/MAN/WAN.
Types of network books definition is incomplete
Types of network books definition is incomplete
Books definition about LAN (Local Area Network)
LAN is a group of computers and the network devices connected together usually within the same building .
MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) is a large network that usually span several building building in the same city or an entire city, Larger than LAN.
WAN (Wide Area Network) Not restricted to a geographical area, It is connected to state or country .
Types of network complete definition you must know
As we know from the definition of LAN, network within a campus or within area of 2km to 10km is called LAN.
But suppose one of my computer is in Delhi office and other computer in Mumbai office connected through a Lan cable.
And I send some file from Delhi office computer to Mumbai office computer then,Can you tell me which types of network is this LAN/MAN/WAN.
Well may be some people thinking it is LAN, Other some thinking it WAN and next some people thinking it is MAN.
Now my next question suppose you and your friend are sitting in a same room and chatting on Facebook, Which types of network is this LAN/MAN/WAN ?
And again If now your friend is in Mumbai and you are chatting on Facebook from Delhi, Which types of network is this LAN/MAN/WAN.
So to know the facts, you must remember about LAN and WAN only, MAN is nothing.
logically,MAN is somehow LAN.So you have to clear difference between LAN and WAN first.
Hence this is time to understand WAN .
If any two computer communicate over internet either both the computer is placed in a same room, or one computer is in Delhi and other computer is in Mumbai.
or any other country but communicating over internet this types of network is WAN without any doubt.
What is computer network ?
Distance does not matter between two computers for WAN (Wide Area Network) if two computer are communicating over internet,
So this types of network is best example of WAN network.
Well now i hope you have got the concept clear about WAN network.
Similarly if two computers are communicating without Internet whether one computer is in Delhi office and other computer is in Mumbai office.
or both computers are in same room connected through wire cable, lan cable, fiber cable, this types of network is example of LAN network.
Then why it is said in book definition about LAN network, This is within a campus or Area between 2km to 10km.
Well this is because on the experience of practical approach network implementation and deployment.
Because No any network service provider will laying cable from Delhi to Mumbai for communication between two computer only.
It will be very costly network for two computer communication.It will be not practical approach
So this LAN network is feasible within a campus, or within short distance range area, Hence mentioned this reference in book definition.
Now i hope that your concept for LAN network is clear and you have got the difference between book definition and wrong concept clear.
Local Area Network
Now we will see about MAN (Metropolitan Area Network) this types of network is actually made by LAN network.
Many separate building with 10km to 20km are connected by many LANs like entire city though cable without Internet, This is example of MAN network.
Hence actually small LAN network made MAN network.
Types of network conditions
Hence from the above table, you will get maximum data speed in LAN network and lowest in WAN data speed.
LAN network will be most secure because you are maintaining small network, But in case of WAN it is large network data coming from passing many routers.
Now i think your concept is clear for LAN/MAN/WAN and you have fully understand well about types of network topology.
And now you’re able to answer yourself for the above asked question .
I’ll continue in next post with more best concept so keep more reading .
I hope that you have enjoyed learning types of network topology.
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Dated 25th Nov 2018