LAN stands for Local Area Networks; It's the typical home network setup, which is also widely used in Miami University. Computing is made up of lots of LANs connected together.
Metropolitan Area Networks; It's used in multiple blocks and buildings, even the entire city. And a MAN can connect multiple LANs.
Wide Area Networks; It's used in an entire country or multiple countries, the Internet is a big example.
Personal Area Networks; It allows users to connect two or more of their devices. Bluetooth headset is a great example.
Pics from the slides of Prof Carver, authorized.
Midterm time: March 11th/13th 2020