WAN – Wide Area Network

A WAN, or Wide Area Network, is a network made of up of Local Area Networks (LANs) that are apart geographically. They can be business-owned – for example, a business that has many offices may link its LANs via a WAN using the public phone system, leased lines, or other methods.

However WANs are often public shared-user networks – for example, the biggest WAN is the internet.

By Sarah at UK Broadband Finder
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