TECH 101: WAN (Wide Area Network)
A wide area network (WAN) is a geographically distributed private telecommunications network that interconnects multiple local area networks (LANs).
TECH 101: Wireless Fidelity (802.11x standard)
A Wi-Fi network uses radio waves to wirelessly transmit information across a LAN, the reach of which can be extended by a Wi-Fi range extender. Wi-Fi is widely used in businesses, agencies, schools and homes as an alternative to a wired LAN. Many airports, hotels and fast-food facilities offer public access to Wi-Fi networks.