WAN (Wide Area Network)

A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a network that spans a large geographical area. A WAN connects different smaller networks, including small Local Area Networks (LANs). They can be private networks to connect parts of a business or they can be more public to connect smaller networks together.

A Wide Area Network (WAN) is a network that spans over a large geographical area. A WAN can connect different smaller networks, including small Local Area Networks (LANs). Typically TCP/IP is the protocol used for a WAN in combination with various devices such as routers, firewalls, and switches.