Categories of Networks

Categories of Networks

Networks

A Network is a set of devices or nodes connected by media links.A node can be a  computer, printer,scanner,VoIP phone etc.Computer network means an interconnected collection of autonomous computers.Computer networks are generally organized as a series of layers or levels.

 
Factors like Performance,Reliability,Security etc are highly significant in network communication.
 
Categories of Networks
  • Local Area Network
  • Metropolitan Area Network
  • Wide Area Network
  • Internet-work (internet)
  • Internet 
  • Intranet
Local Area Network are privately owned networks with in a single building or a campus.Metropolitan Area Network is basically a bigger version of a LAN that is it covers various offices of a company in a city. Wide Area Network covers a large geographical area , a country or a continent.
 
Internet-work(internet) is the connection of two or more networks. The internet is an example for Internet-work.
 
The most prominent internet is the Internet(Uppercase letter I) is a collection of more than hundreds of thousands  inter connected networks.
 
Intranet is a private network that is contained with in an enterprise.Intranet may consist of many interlinked Local Area Networks.