What is the purpose of a WAN? In this sample chapter from Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide, explore how wide-area networks (WANs) operate, what services are available, the differences between private and public WAN technologies, and more.
The following activities provide practice with the topics introduced in this chapter. The Labs and Class Activities are available in the companion Connecting Networks Labs & Study Guide (ISBN 9781587134296). The Packet Tracer Activities PKA files are found in the online course.