CAN (Campus Area Network)

The full form of CAN is ” Campus Area Network .” This CAN is a network that covers an educational or corporate campus.

For example, elementary schools, university campuses, and corporate buildings. A campus area network is larger than a local area network ( LAN ) because it covers multiple buildings under a specific area.

Most CANs join to fall are very connected to LANs which via switches and routers, which together form a single network. Well they operate like LANs, in which users who have access to the network (wired or wireless) communicate directly with other systems within that network.

A college or university CAN be called a ” residential network ” or ” ResNet “, as they are only accessed by campus residents, such as students and faculty.

What are the advantages of CAN?

The main two primary benefits of CAN are security and speed.


Unlike a wide area network (WAN), a CAN is managed and maintained by a single entity, such as a campus IT team.

In this, network administrators can easily monitor, allow, and access a network. At the same time, firewalls are typically placed between CAN and Internet so that it can protect the network from unauthorized access.

firewall or proxy server can also be used to limit websites or to control the access of Internet ports users.


Since communication within a CAN occurs in a local network, data transfer speeds between systems are much faster if we compare it to typical Internet speeds.

This means that you can easily share large files with other users in the same network.

For example, a large video the Internet to upload may take several hours to do, but this transfer will take place within a few minutes if you then share it on CAN.

There is also another full form of NOTE CAN ” Corporate Area Network ” or ” Controller Area Network .”

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