What is a VLAN?

To answer this question, we first have to understand what a LAN is.

Now I know what you’re thinking, you already know what a LAN is right? Well only by returning to the basics, can we build on top of them.

LAN stands for Local Area Network, and that’s exactly what it is, a network which exists in the same local area as everything in it.

The definition of local may mean within your house, within your company building, but generally refers to a single location.

Let us take the example of a LAN across a business site one step further.

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