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hi every body!
My book says" Historically speaking, several competing LAN standards existed,including Token ring, FFDI and ATM. Eventually ,ethernet won out over all the competing LAN standards"
Is ATM a LAN technology?
I always thought it was Wan.
thanks and have a nice day!
there was a moment that ATM was proposed up to the desktop.
ATM world include ATM LANE (LAN Emulation) and this is actually a technology that could be seen as a LAN / pseudo LAN.
We can say LANE is a way to interconnect LAN switches using ATM links used as uplinks.
Hope to help
I would agree that ATM is primarily a WAN technology. But there was an implementation of LAN emulation for ATM (you could search for LANE) which allowed devices connected via ATM to operate as if they were on a shared media Ethernet environment. So it is legitimate to refer to ATM as a competing LAN standard.