Users and An Example of WAN Scenario:
|REMOTE & TRAVELING
|Mobile Workers/ Business
travelers: are the classic road warriors
who need access to the corporate network and the Internet while traveling.
Telecommuters: are employees who work one or more full days
a week from home and need to access the office network.
Home Workers: work from home for short period of time, such
evenings or weekends, in addition to their main activity at the work
| BRANCH OFFICES:
|| Small branch offices that
require access to a central site or to each other to share data and
||The number of WAN users in the office
and the data rates required by the offices's network connection vary
widely depending upon the nature of the the work routines and application
used. However, Basic Rate ISDN (BRI) is likely the minimum connection
|Virtual Private Network(VPN)
||It is the connection method that distinguishes
WAN and VPN.
WAN utilises private carrier the likes of Telstra, Optus and AAPT
to connect remote site to central office networks whereas, VPN harness
the power of the public network - the Internet. Instead of paying
for the long-distance call connection the Internet is used as a cost-effective