- 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