Local Area Network Technologies -Design and Implement High-quality LAN Networks
Edraw Network Diagram is ideal for network engineers and network designers who need to draw local area network diagrams.
Local Area Network Technologies Overview
Local Area Network (LAN) is a data communications network
connecting terminals, computers and printers within a building or other
geographically limited areas. These devices could be connected through wired
cables or wireless links. Ethernet, Token Ring and Wireless LAN using IEEE
802.11 are examples of standard LAN technologies.
Ethernet is by far the most commonly used LAN
technology. Token Ring technology is still used by some companies. FDDI is
sometimes used as a backbone LAN interconnecting Ethernet or Token Ring LANs.
WLAN using IEEE 802.11 technologies is rapidly becoming the new leading LAN
technology for its mobility and easy to use features.
Local Area Network could be interconnected using Wide
Area Network (WAN) or Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) technologies. The common
WAN technologies include TCP/IP, ATM, Frame Relay etc. The common MAN
technologies include SMDS and 10 Gigabit Ethernet.
LANs are traditionally used to connect a group of people
who are in the same local area. However, the working group are becoming more
geographically distributed in today's working environment. There, virtual LAN (VLAN)
technologies are defined for people in different places to share the same
Local Area Network protocols are mostly at data link
layer (layer 2). IEEE is the leading organization defining most of the LAN
Local Area Network Diagram Software
Edraw Network Diagram is ideal for network engineers and network
designers who need to draw wan diagrams. It had defined some common used WAN
symbols in drawing WAN diagrams. Just drag and drop pre-drawn shapes
representing computers and network devices. Double click and set equipment data.
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Examples of Local
Area Network Technologies
Wireless LAN Diagram
Home LAN Diagram
Cisco LAN Network|
Symbols of Network Architecture
Some LAN network symbols for network engineer.
Edraw provides a Common Graphics Technology for Network Mapping.
You can find more symbols for WAN diagrams at
Network Diagram Software
Wide Area Network Technology
Some examples of Wide Area Network Topologies