The Internet is in actuality a large-scale wide area network (WAN) that connects numerous computers worldwide. The Internet includes personal, government, commercial, and other networks in one vast array.
A local area network (LAN) is a private network that links computers at a single location, such as a home or office building. A LAN can consist of a mix of wired and wirelessly connected computers. A network can also allow the access and sharing of documents, databases, and other resources such as printers