Personal area network
It’s a personal computer network that is used to communicate among computers and devices that are close to a person. Computer, scanner, fax machine are some of the examples. It could be wired or wireless.
Local area network
It’s a network that is used to connect computer and devices in a particular local area. The network connection at home, library are examples of LAN.
It’s a residential local area network used to communicate between home digital devices and personal computer, such as scanners, printers and mobile computing devices. An internet can be shared through a cable TV or Digital Subscriber Line provider.
It’s a computer network within an area built by interconnection of local area networks. It is usually owned by college/university. The networking equipments and transmission media are all owned by the specific college/university. The network is linked to various computers within the campus territory.
Metropolitan area network
It is a network that covers vast amount of computers in a specific geographical area. The large computer network can be connected to a city, or a country.
Wide area network
It’s a broad computer network that covers a large geographical area. It can cover an entire country; communicate long distances, or even intercontinental distances.
The devices can be interconnected with devices in wide distance in this network.
Enterprise private network
It’s a network usually built by a company/enterprise to interconnect various company sites for its purposes.
It is usually private network interconnected with different devices of the same company.
It’s a network built by connecting multiple computer network using routers.
The numbers of routers are used to built a multiple computer network.