What Is Computer Network And It's Types?

What Is Computer Network?

In simple words, a computer network is a set of two or more connected computers. It helps devices to communicate with one another.

Different Types of Computer Networks

There are mainly three types of computer networks – Local Area Network – Metropolitan Area Network – Wide Area Network

Local Area Network

A LAN is a set of computers linked together in a small area such as a hospital, school, or apartment. 

Metropolitan Area Network

MAN covers more extensive areas than LANs. Various LANs are linked through telephone lines in the Metropolitan area network. 

Wide Area Network

Another robust computer network that allows long-distance data transmission is the WAN.