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Following is a Network diagram for a local area network. The diagram provides a visual presentation of how different elements are organized and connected to make up the overall network. It shows the path of data from one device to another and other external networks or services related to the LAN.

A Local Area Network or in simpler terms, LAN is a network spread over a small geographical area. Typically, a local area network is used to connect devices within a building, office, and home. These networks help connect various components like printers, Workstations, scanners, and other resources within a network.

The following network diagram consists of various elements that make up the LAN. Some of them involve PCs, switches, scanners, routers, cameras, and servers.

A Workstation is an ICT device used to perform various day-to-day tasks. They are mainly used in homes, offices, and for research purposes. A printer is an ICT device used to print out documents in various formats. Typically, they are used for commercial purposes.

A switch is a network device used to connect ICT devices within a network. It’s a smart device, as it only forwards the packet to the destination. On the other hand, a router is also a network device used to connect different networks. The main function of a router is to route a packet from source to destination.

In the following network diagram, various ICT devices are connected to the switch making up a local area network. These devices include printers, scanners, cameras, and others. These local area networks are then connected to other external resources and networks. This allows devices belonging to a network to communicate with devices from other LANs.

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Benefits of the template

Through network diagrams, we can get a clear visualization of different components involved in a local area network. Also, a network diagram helps us in our understanding of how a LAN network is set up and how different components are connected. These also help by showing the relationship between networks and ICT devices.

Through Network Diagrams administrators or technicians can better troubleshoot or identify problems occurring inside a local area network. A network diagram also facilitates expansion plans as stakeholders can view how different components are set up and their respective roles in the overall system.

FAQs about this template

    • Select a template online. Edraw Max is an online platform that provides tools and templates for you to create your network diagram.
    • Name your Network
    • Remove any unnecessary elements from the template.Add the necessary network components.
    • Name the components.
    • Connect the components.
  • The typology used in a local area network depends upon various factors which include cost, time, latency, and complexity of the system.

    Mainly there are five types of LAN topologies: Bus topology, Ring topology, Star topology, Mesh topology, and Tree topology. The usage of these topologies varies depending on the user's requirements.

  • A LAN network is made up of various components which include: network cables, ICT devices like PCs, workstations, and various network devices like switches and routers.

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