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Local Area Networks

LAN, which stands for local area network, is a type of network that connects devices such as computers, laptops, and printers within a business.

Connecting your devices on a secure network

A managed LAN from Chess can help your business simplify operations, manage costs and maintain network reliability. Whether your business needs to invest in a new LAN or needs support with an existing LAN, Chess has network and connectivity specialists available to help.

Chess network specialists can design, install, manage and maintain your equipment and network infrastructure.

Local Area Networks

Key Features

LAN is local, meaning you can only connect devices that share a geographical location. It is possible to connect multiple premises to the same LAN, provided they are close in proximity.

This is possible by connecting the locations with a fibre ethernet line. For greater distances, where LAN is not suitable, businesses would benefit from a wide area network (WAN).


The local nature of LAN means that the cost is kept to a minimum.


LANs are flexible meaning you can easily add and remove devices such as computers and printers.


LANs can reach speeds of up to 1Gbps which offers superfast download and upload speeds for file sharing, video conferencing and more.