What is a WAN network?

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A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically distributed private telecommunications network that interconnects multiple local area networks (LANs). A router or other multifunction device is used to connect a LAN to a WAN.


For example the internet may be considered a WAN.

For more on WAN service here is a good article WAN SERVICES.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Are you doing some kind of network related course? You can go through your course materials and get solid knowledge that helps to gain more concepts. Also you can follow some external sources, like books on the same topic which one is provided here: "LANs to WANs", by Nathan J. Muller
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