One way to categorize the different types of computer network designs is by their scope or scale. Common examples of area network types are:

  • LAN – Local Area Network
  • WLAN – Wireless Local Area Network
  • WAN – Wide Area Network
  • MAN – Metropolitan Area Network
  • SAN – Storage Area Network, System Area Network, Server Area Network, or sometimes Small Area Network
  • CAN – Campus Area Network, Controller Area Network, or sometimes Cluster Area Network
  • PAN – Personal Area Network
  • DAN – Desk Area Network

Working with C-Forward, we will make sure you have the network design most appropriate for the size and scope of your organization’s computing and technology needs.