wide area network


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wide area network (WAN)

a computer network that uses long-distance communications methods, such as telephone lines, satellite links, or microwave transmission, to cover a geographic area larger than that which can be covered by a local area network (LAN).
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But a wide area network can change the way library resources are accessed.
School Libraries, Wide Area Networks, Library Media
Horn of Africa Support Wide Area Network (HSWAN): HSWAN provides combined voice and data capabilities among Camp Lemonier in Djibouti, Africa; U.
Orbital Data's wide area network optimization capabilities are enabling critical information sharing while extending the traditional limits of connectivity and bandwidth resources on a global basis.
Technical staff involved in the operation, design or maintenance of Wide Area Networks.
Course aim: This course provides an introduction to the fundamental concepts that underpin the operation of modern Wide Area Networks.
Introduction to Wide Area Networks (WANs)" forms part of the TransNet series of courses.
It is also aimed at technical staff involved in the operation, design or maintenance of Wide Area Networks.

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