The local-area network
The local-area network (LAN) is a computer network that is spread across a very small area, restricted to a small area like LAN home, office, or collage. LANs can be connected to their LANs via telephone lines and radio waves.
The basic LAN product does not cost too much. It is easy to control and manage the entire LAN as it is available in one small area. The LAN type is very easy due to availability of required protocols in the Operating System itself.
LAN type is faster than WAN and it doesn’t cost very much. If the machine is not turned on, other machines will not be able to navigate to the shared files on that machine, and data sharing on the LAN will be stored on every computer in the local network.