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What is the difference between VLAN and VPN?

Asked by Demi , Last updated: Aug 03, 2020

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C. Hughes

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C. Hughes, Musician, MA, Bradford

Answered Jul 22, 2020

VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. It is a method of creating a smaller sub network on top of an existing bigger system while VLAN is used to group computers that are not typically within the same geography into the same broadcast territory.

At the same time, VPN is most typically associated with remote access to a company’s network. VLAN stands for Virtual Local Area Network. It is a subgroup of VPN. VPN composes range from layer 1 to layer 3; VLAN makes it conceivable to group computers that are not necessarily connected to the same switch and makes it possible to transfer computers geographically.

VLAN can also be used to separate computers in a more extensive local network into smaller networks for each of the offices or departments. VPNs are commonly related to technologies that allow company employees remote access to resources.

 

K. Gibson

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K. Gibson, Corporate employee, MA, Gloucester

Answered Jul 13, 2020

VLAN and VPN are both networks. VLAN stands for Virtual Local Area Network. It breaks up a large network into smaller pieces that are able to be managed. VLAN is put to use to connect two points together, inside of a secured tunnel. VPN stands for Virtual Private Network. This type of network is used to connect users to a network while they are remote. Many people who perform work from home jobs will connect to the system through a VPN. To access this type of network, the user will need access to VPN software, which will give the computer access to connect.
 

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