Local Area Network

Definition(s)

  • A LAN is a group of associated computers which share a common communications line and server within the same geographic area. Typically, LAN users share applications and data storage on the same server.  1
  • A system of interconnected computers with a central storage unit (the fileserver), cabling system (the topology), and specific network software (the NOS).  2
  • Usually a collection of PC’s, connected by cable. Landscape Mode The image is represented on the page or monitor such that the width is greater than the height.  3
  • Usually refers to a network of computers in a single building or other discrete location.  4
  • A computer network that connects several computers located nearby, allowing them to share files and devices such as printers.

Notes

  1. Vinson & Elkins LLP Practice Support, EDD Glossary.
  2. Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
  3. Formerly American Document Management, Glossary of Terms, now 5i Solutions Glossary.
  4. Kroll Ontrack, Glossary of Termshttp://www.krollontrack.com/glossaryterms