You will no doubt have come across a Local Area Network (LAN) if only in your school. And you will have come across a Wide Area Network (WAN) as the internet is the largest one on the planet.
There are also 'virtual networks' which you are less likely to be aware of.
This mini-web compares the characteristics of each type of network and explains why people want to deploy them.
After reading this section you should be able to answer
- What are the types of network
- What are they used for
- What are their characteristics