What is Campus Area Network?
A campus area network (CAN) is a network of several interconnected local area networks (LAN) in a limited geographical area. A CAN is smaller than a Wide Area Network (WAN) or a Metropolitan Area Network (MAN).
A CAN is also known as a Corporate Area Network (CAN).
In most cases, CANs share common network devices and data exchange media.
CAN advantages are as follows:
Wireless against cables
Cross-network network access
Single shared data transfer rate (DTR)
Below you will find examples of CAN implementations:
Stanford University SUNet network
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Project Athena