Re: local and wide area networks

Michael Sattler (
Tue, 19 Dec 1995 15:58:01 -0800

>I was wondering if anyone knows the difference between
>Local Area Networks and Wide Area Networks? Is this a physical
>geography variable?

A LAN is usually within one building, a WAN connects several buildings in a
campus (corporate or academic).

>Is so, why does this matter? I was always
>under the impression that the internet was making physical
>geography irrelevant.

It is.

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