Skip to content
Related Articles

Related Articles

Difference between WAN and WWAN
  • Difficulty Level : Easy
  • Last Updated : 05 Nov, 2019

The most advanced form of computer networks are Wide Area Network (WAN) and Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN).

Both Wide Area Network and Wireless Wide Area Network are interrelated and share moreover same characteristics. Wide Area Network is a form of computer network which is been used in several areas of the world. Whereas, Wireless Wide Area Network is a kind of computer network which is of recent origin and now been widely used by many people of the globe.

Let’s discuss something about Wide Area Network as well as Wireless Wide Area Network.

WANWWAN
WAN stands for Wide Area NetworkWWAN stands for Wireless Wide Area Network
WAN connections can include wired and wireless technologiesWWAN connections are completely wireless
WAN covers a wide geographical areaWWAN also covers a wide geographical area
In WAN, Wired systems are less expensive, faster, and more secure than wireless networks.As WWAN has only wireless connection, it’s reliably expensive than WAN connections. Also Wireless connections are also considered to be non-secure
The network speed and the speed of which data are transported, is comparatively slower for a WAN than for a WWAN.The network speed and the speed of which data are transported, is faster for a WWAN than for a WAN
WAN provides good performance when it’s been wired and comparatively lower performance than WWAN when acting as wirelessWWAN ensures perfectly good performance until interrupted by any external agents like poor climate etc..
The cost of installation is less and setting the connection is moderately difficultThe cost of installation is more and setting the connection is easier
Mobility limitedOutstanding Mobility
connections cannot be interrupted easilychances of connection interruption is high

My Personal Notes arrow_drop_up
Recommended Articles
Page :