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  • Last Updated : 22 Dec, 2020

1. Local Area Network (LAN) :
LAN stands for Local Area Network is a group of network devices which allow the communication between connected devices. The private ownership has the control over the local area network rather than public. LAN has short propagation delay than MAN as well as WAN. It covers the smallest area such as: College, School Hospital and so on.

2. 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).

Difference between LAN and CAN :

1.LAN stands for Local Area Network.CAN stands for Campus Area Network.
2It connects computers and workstations in the office or home.It connects two or more LANs within a campus.
3.It covers a local area of 1 KM.It covers a privately-owned campus with an area of 5 to 10 KM.
4.Data transmission rate 10/100/1000 Mbps.The data transmission rate is variable.
5.It is cheaper.It is expensive then LAN.
6.Networking devices such as repeater, hub, and switch are used in LAN.The networking devices such as a hub, switch, Bridge, and gateway are used.
7.It uses the IEEE 802 standard.It doesn’t use the IEEE 802 standard.
8.It contains less Congestion.It contains more congestion compare LAN.

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