Which of these network types would be most likely categorized as a WAN?
A) A point-to-point connection to an office in another country
B) A fiber connection to a building across a campus
C) A Metro Ethernet connection to a remote office on the other side of town
D) A link between a mobile device and an automobile
E) Maybe my caps lock is just broken
The answer: A) A point-to-point connection to an office in another country
A WAN (Wide Area Network) is a link that extends across large distances, usually beyond a metropolitan area. These links are almost always slower data links than what might be available between local devices. It’s common to see point-to-point or MPLS connections to sites across a WAN.
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