What is Local Area Network (LAN)?
LAN stands for Local Area Network. It is a type of computer network that covers
a small area. It is most common type of computer network. In LAN, the nodes are
connected to each other using cables. They are connected to each other in a
limited area. Typically, this area is up to 1 km. LAN is also known as Local
Net. The network of computers in computer laboratory of a college and network of
computers in an office building are examples of LANs.
Components of LAN:
The important components are as follows:
(i) Communication Media
(ii) Network-Interface Card (NIC)