LANs consist of the following components:
  • Computers
  • Network interface cards
  • Peripheral devices
  • Networking media
  • Network devices
    LANs allow businesses to locally share computer files and printers efficiently and make internal communications possible. A good example of this technology is e-mail. LANs manage data, local communications, and computing equipment.
 
    Some common LAN technologies include the following:
  • Ethernet
  • Token Ring
  • FDDI