1.BAN – Body Area Network – Comprises communication between sensors placed on the human body.
2.PAN – Personal Area Network – Refers to communication from and between small handheld devices – such as mobile phones, smartphones, bluetooth etc.
3.LAN – Local Area Network – The scope of a LAN is larger than that of a HAN and smaller than that of a CAN. A LAN is typically the network of computers placed in a school or a small office.
4.CAN – Campus Area Network – Refers to a number of LAN’s connected together at governmental and educational buildings such as college’s and universities.
5.MAN – Metropolitan Area Network – Larger than a CAN, a MAN covers a wide metropolitan area – such as city centre – and incorporates high capacity (backbone) networking hardware.
6.WAN – Wide Area Network – The largest of the geographical computer networks listed on this page. WAN’s connect regional and national computer networks together.
7.SAN – Storage Area Network – is a dedicated high-speed network (or subnetwork) that interconnects and presents shared pools of storage devices to multiple servers .