Similar to a Local-area Network (LAN
), the Campus-area Network (CAN
) can connect network nodes
) that may be located in geographically distinct locations, yet typically do not require remote
communications devices between the locations.
Colleges and companies that occupy several buildings in a small area have typical CANs. If you connect several CANs together, they evolve into a Wide-area Network (WAN). The only additions are the remote comm devices.