Wednesday, 23 May 2012

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAN AND WAN


DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LAN AND WAN:


LAN:-

1. LAN is used to connect computers at
one place.
2. LAN covers limited area.
3. Data transfer speed is very fast in LAN. Its speed is normally form 0.1 to 100 Mbps.
4. LAN is less costly.
5. LAN is usually connected through
wires.
6. The connection in a LAN is permanent
using wires.
7. LAN is used to share files and
hardware like printers, modem.
8. LAN has less possibility of data
transmission error.
9. In LAN, problems normally occur due
to cable disturbance by end user.


WAN:-

1. WAN is used to connect computers
anywhere in world.
2. WAN can cover more distance.
3. Data transfer speed is slow in WAN. Transmission rates are typically 56kbps to 45Mbps.
4. WAN is expensive.
5. WAN is usually connected through
telephone lines.
6. The connection in WAN is not
permanent.
7. WAN is used to share only data and
information i.e. email & file.
8. WAN has higher possibility of data
transmission error.
9. In WAN, problem normally occurs due to communication problems in medium.


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