What is a WAN?

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Stands for “Wide Area .” It is similar to a Local Area Network (), but it’s a lot bigger. Unlike LANs, WANs are not limited to a single location. Many wide area networks span long distances via telephone lines, cables, or satellite links. They can also be composed of smaller LANs that are interconnected. The could be described as the biggest in the world. You could even call the Internet a Super WAN BAM if you wanted to.

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