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Thursday, 9 May 2013

What is Metropolitan Area Network(MAN)?


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What is Wide Area Network(WAN)?


MAN stands for Metropolitan Area Network.In MAN,group of computer are connected to each other with in a whole city using some network devices like HUB,repeater etc.(we need such devices because in MAN,signal becomes week due to large geographical area so these devices are boost up the signal).It range from 0-100 Km.

Diagram/Image of Metropolitan Area Network:-




Advantages/Disadvantages/Needs/Characteristics/features of MAN:-


1)It covered large geographical area.


2)It is made up the combination of two or more than two LAN.


3)It mainly used Fibre optic cable.


4)It transmission is very fast.


5)It generally covered a city or a town.


6)It support voice communication.


7)It may be used in guided(wired) or unguided(wireless) medium.




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