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What do the acronyms LAN, MAN, and WAN stand for?

Asked by H. Reyes, Last updated: May 23, 2019

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B. Tiffney

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B. TiffneyComputer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery
Computer Engineer, M. Tech, Southeast Montgomery

Answered on May 23, 2019

LAN is the acronym for Local Area Network. As the name implies, it is a type of network that can only serve small devices and it is mostly used in a building or office to share or transfer Information between small devices. Another form of network is WAN which means Wide Area Network. As the name implies, its services is not just limited to a place.

LAN is the acronym for Local Area Network. As the name implies, it is a type of network that can
Big companies in the world use WAN to share and transfer information to their branches in other places. It is a way better than Local Area Network. For example, Banks use this type of network to send or share information with their branches in different places in a country. MAN is the acronym for Metropolitan Area Network. MAN is bigger than LAN in terms of it's functions. This type of network is used to connect computer users in different places, countries of the world.

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H. Barnes

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H. BarnesUnemployed, Barnes, Atlanta
Unemployed, Barnes, Atlanta

Answered on May 17, 2019

LAN stands for Local Area Network, when you use local area network, computer and others devices can be connected through a network cable and it can also be connected wirelessly to share the resources available on it . Lan services usually cover just a limited geographical area like a building, an office and home. MAN stands for Metropolitan Area Network and is a computer network that can be used to cover a large geographical area. It's services is higher than what LAN will produce, it is mostly used in the cities.

This makes it possible for a company presents in more than three cities be connected through MAN using wireless technology. WAN stands for Wide Area Network , it is simply a network that connect two or more LANs together. WAN is used to provide connection and it can be used to cover a very large geographical area, for example, this type of connection can cross the boundary of any nation. Example of WAN technology is the Internet.

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J. EmmerichWeb Content Writer, New York City
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Answered on May 07, 2019

LAN usually means Local Area Network. This refers to a group of computers and network devices that are placed together. This usually occurs within the same building. A WAN means Wide Area Network. This is the type of network that may extend towards a large area although it may not go beyond the country or the border.

MAN means Metropolitan Area Network. This is known to be a larger network as compared to LAN because it may be used by people who are from different buildings or within a certain area of the city. There are a lot of people who aspire to be connected to a network that is always fast to ensure that updates can be done in a fast manner.

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