Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

personal area networkA Personal Area Network, or PAN, is a local network designed to transmit data between personal computing devices (PCs), personal digital assistants (PDAs) and telephones. Gaming devices, like a game console system, may also be set up on a PAN.

Note: A PAN can be hooked up to another network or the Internet, if needed.

Network terms, Transmit