Creating a Wide Area Network Example

A wide area network (WAN) is a telecommunication network used to connect computers. A wide area network typically contains smaller networks and is typically used in conjunction with packet switching or circuit switching. To create a WAN topology, first create a network diagram in ConceptDraw DIAGRAM. A network diagram helps you understand the underlying physical network. It is important to understand how each network type works and how it is organized.

WAN topology diagram

A WAN topology diagram displays the relationships between various nodes in a network. A network may consist of multiple hosts connected by cable or through a router. These networks are commonly used for computer networking and architecture. There are three basic types of WAN topologies: star, hub, and mesh. Each one requires different resources and additional efforts to operate. This article will introduce the different types of WAN topologies. A network diagram is a useful tool to understand the different types of networks. Among the three most common WAN topologies, the hub-and-spoke is the most commonly used. This topology allows a hub site to interconnect multiple sites. The spokes of a WAN are connected to the hub through the hub. A hub router connects the spokes to the WAN cloud.

However, this type of topology is generally less expensive than other types of WANs. The difference between a hub-and-spoke topology is in the amount of data that the hub router collects.

Point-to-point WAN topology

This network topology is the most basic. It is comprised of two nodes, one connected to a wired LAN and the other to a satellite network. There are different modes of communication used in a point-to-point topology. Point-to-point networks are easy to implement and maintain. But, if more than two nodes are required, this network topology becomes less useful.

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