Types of Network
  • There are many different types of computer networks are present all over the world. Computer networks can be characterized by their size as well as their purpose.
  • The size of a network can be expressed by the geographic area that they can cover and the number of computers that are connected with the network.
  • Networks can cover anything from a single cell phone devices within a single room to millions of devices spread across the entire world.
  • Some of the different types of networks based on their size are:

        Personal area network, or PAN

        Local area network, or LAN

        Metropolitan area network, or MAN   

        Wide area network, or WAN