Wide area networks, or WANs, cover a wider geographical distance than local area networks and allow for a more intricate network. However, they are more expensive and difficult to use than LANs. WANs also have the potent... More »

Local area networks allow families and businesses to connect multiple devices, but they also present potential attack vectors. Used correctly, LANs make connecting devices easy. Used incorrectly, they can expose informat... More »

The advantages of a Wide Area Network are its size and speed, but it is often expensive and complicated to set up and maintain, requiring a trained network expert. WAN is designed to allow sharing of information over a b... More »

Most of the disadvantages of using a computer network, as opposed to a stand-alone computer, revolve around the complexity of such networks and their cost. While there are many undeniable benefits to computer networking,... More »

A wired network is a network connection that connects devices to other networks or the Internet using cables. One of the main disadvantages of a wired network is running cables in difficult areas through ceilings, walls ... More »

The basic examples of network topologies used in local area networks include bus, ring, star, tree and mesh topologies. A network topology simply refers to the schematic description of how connecting lines and nodes are ... More »

A wireless AC router is a local area network device that operates using the 802.11ac communication standard to provide Wi-Fi service, allowing users to connect wireless and mobile devices to private networks and the Inte... More »

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