CHAPTER 5WAN Technologies

This chapter covers the following official Network+ objective:

Compare and contrast WAN technologies.

This chapter covers CompTIA Network+ objective 2.5. For more information on the official Network+ exam topics, see the “About the Network+ Exam” section in the Introduction.

If you think of networking as something that can be represented on a plane, there would be two ends of the spectrum. At one end of the spectrum, there would be small networks of only a few nodes and devices connected together. At the other end of the spectrum is the wide-area network (WAN): an amalgamation of multiple local-area networks (LANs) ...

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