What is a LAN?
Local Area Network
Includes host devices such as computers, servers,laptops, IP phones etc. And networking devices such ashubs, switches, Integrated Services Routers, bridgesand wireless access points
What a LAN does is interconnect hosts to the internetand to other hosts across an area
In a building all computers on 1 floor connected to aswitch, the switch connecting to a router and goingout onto the internet would be considered a LAN
LAN technologies and standards
The standard defining how Logical LinkControl (LLC) works. LLC is used to connect to thenetwork layer to the data link layer and controls framesynchronization flow control and error checking
The standard defining how Ethernet works.Ethernet is a standard of wire that has a RJ-45 as itsconnector
The standard defining how Token Ringworks. Token ring is a ring topology using the tokenpassing scheme in order to prevent collisions. A littleframe known as the token is passed around the networkand what ever is holding the token is allowed to transmitdata, all others cant transmit anything without thetoken.