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Data communications models, networks and standards

  • W. Buchanan
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Abstract

A local area network (LAN) is a collection of computers within a single office or building that connect to a common electronic connection — commonly known as a network backbone. A LAN can be connected to other networks either directly or through a WAN, as shown in Figure 2.1

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Internet Protocol Local Area Network High Data Rate International Standard Organisation Electronic Mail 
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© Chapman & Hall 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Buchanan
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  1. 1.Department of EECENapier UniversityEdinburghUK

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