WAN Definition (Wide Area Network)

January 10, 2023

A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a distributed private network that is not limited to a single geographic location. A WAN connects multiple LANs or other network types in dispersed locations through routers or similar devices.

A WAN enables transferring data and information across long distances. The Internet is a form of WAN.

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