What is local area network

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What you will learn here about Local area network

  • What is local area network
  • Example of local area network
  • Do we require internet to communicate within local area network?

What is local area network

When two or more than two devices or computers or laptops are connected together they form a network. Local area network is a private network that operates within a building or Home or Office etc. Local area networks are widely used for sharing resources (Printer) or information among devices or computers which are connected in the network.

When local area networks are used by companies then are called enterprise network. Wireless LANs are very popular these days, especially in homes, older office buildings, cafeterias, and other places where it is too much trouble to install cables. In wireless Local area network router plays an important role. Each computer or device or mobile can connect to the router using WiFi. Each computer or device can also connect to the router using an Ethernet cable. Once they connect to the router then they can share resources and information with each other.

Example of Local area network:

1)When mobiles and laptops are connected to the router then they form a local network which is shown below.
what is local area network
2)Local ara network example when computers or laptops are connected through LAN cables to the router.
local area network
3)Local area network example with switch.
Switch local area network example
4)Local Area network example with Mobile hotspot.
mobile hotspot local area network
5)Enterprise local area network example where all devices or computers or laptops can share common resources and information.
enterprise local area network

Do we require the internet to communicate within the local area network?

No, We do not require the internet to communicate within the local area network.