1. Campus Area Network (CAN) :
Campus Area Network (CAN) is a group of interconnected Local Area Networks (LAN) within a limited geographical area like school campus, university campus, military bases, or organizational campuses and corporate buildings etc. A Campus Area Network is larger than Local Area Network but smaller than Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN).
2. Wide Area Network (WAN) :
WAN covers the large area than LAN as well as MAN such as: Country/Continent etc. WAN is expensive and should or might not be owned by one organization. PSTN or Satellite medium are used for wide area network.
Difference between CAN and WAN :
|1.||CAN stands for Campus Area Network.||WAN stands for Wide Area Network.|
|2.||Connects two or more LANs within a campus.||Connects geographically separated LANs.|
|3.||It covers a privately-owned campus with an area of 5 to 10 KM.||Spans large geographical area more than 100 KM.|
|4.||The data transmission rate is variable.||The data transmission rate is from 64Kbps to 150 Mbps.|
|5.||It is Expensive then LAN.||It is Most Expensive.|
|6.||It doesn’t use the ITU standard.||It Uses the ITU standard.|
|7.||The networking devices such as a hub, switch, Bridge, and gateway are used.||The networking devices such as a hub, switch, Bridge, and gateway are used.|
|8.||It contains Less congestion compare WAN.||It contains Most congestion network compared to CAN.|