Updated: 09/03/2019 by Computer Hope
LAN port / Ethernet port

Short for local area network, a LAN has networking equipment or computers in close proximity to each other, capable of communicating, sharing resources and information. For example, most home and business networks are on a LAN.


If a network is at more than one location or across a wide area it's considered a WAN (wide area network).

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