Network Topologies: Network Categories

Network Topologies: Network Categories This lesson covers different network topologies and network categories. A topology is a layout of a network both physically and logically. The different network categories include:
  • Local Area Network (LAN): these tend to be inside offices and schools
  • Wide Area Network (WAN): multiple local area networks
  • Personal Area Network (PAN): Bluetooth and Infared
  • Metro Area Network (MAN): located in a college or city
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