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What does "LAN" stand for?

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"LAN" stands for local area network. A local area network allows several computers that are close to each other to share files, printers, games or other application.

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LANs are frequently found in offices, homes, schools and other locations where computer users need to communicate. A LAN may be either wired or wireless. A wired LAN is composed of ethernet cables, adapters and hubs. A wireless LAN connects computers via a wireless router. A LAN may connect to other LANs, the Internet, or to a wide area network (WAN). The smallest LAN has two computers while large LANs can contain thousands of computers.

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