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|Linking several computers together in order to exchange data
|Wide Area Network (WAN)
|A very large network of computers, consisting of many MANs and had to span over 30 miles
|Local Area Network (LAN)
|A very local network, usually housed in one building, such as a home or an office.
|Cross Platform Connectivity
|Connectivity between all computers/platforms, such as connectivity between an Xbox, a laptop, and a router.
|The most widely used and known WAN, and the largest WAN in the world.
|A computer network that uses protocols to share and exchange data.
|"attchments" for a computer, ex. a keyboard, headset, mouse, microphone, monitor, wireless adapter, etc.