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What is LAN?

Natalya Galushko
Natalya Galushko
March 19, 2013
What is LAN?

LAN is an abbreviation. In English, it stands for Local Area Network. Translated as a local network. In Russian, the same concept is denoted by the abbreviation of LAN (local area network). So, asking the question what LAN is, you automatically get an answer to the question what LAN is.

  • LAN (LAN) - this can be a group of computers connected to each other in a specific pattern (via servers, hubs, cables) and located at a relatively small distance from each other. PC in the office, located in different offices, on different floors, but in the same building. Home PCs located in different rooms, etc. Computers are connected so that users can exchange data and use common resources, such as the Internet, printers, scanners, etc.
  • LAN can also cover larger areas. After all, there is the network, the distance between nodes of which is more than 14,000 km. And how did you think? Orbital centers with space stations also need to share information.

Since we have touched on the topic of LAN (LAN), it will be appropriate to answer the following question. What is a LAN driver?

As you know, any equipment on a PC for proper operation requires the installation of special software - drivers. For communication over the local network is responsible network card. This means that the LAN driver is nothing more than a driver for a network card.


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