Local area network (LAN)

Local area network (LAN),

Definition of Local area network (LAN):

  1. User owned and operated short-distance cable and/or wireless-based data communication system that interconnects one or more servers with several client computers and peripheral devices (modems, printers, scanners, etc.) scattered across a room, building, or a cluster of buildings. Two major LAN standards are Ethernet and Token Ring. See also Bluetooth and Wi-Fi.

  2. A computer network that links devices within a building or group of adjacent buildings, especially one with a radius of less than 1 km.

How to use Local area network (LAN) in a sentence?

  1. We want to enable the caching DNS server on our router but make it available only to computers on our local area network.

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