Network configuration is the process of setting a network's controls, flow and operation to support the network communication of an organization and/or network owner. This broad term incorporates multiple configuration and setup processes on network hardware, software and other supporting devices and components.
A network is defined as a group of two or more computer systems linked together. There are many types of computer networks, including the following:
local-area networks (LANs): The computers are geographically close together (that is, in the same building).
wide-area networks (WANs): The computers are farther apart and are connected by telephone lines or radio waves.
campus-area networks (CANs): The computers are within a limited geographic area, such as a campus or military base.
metropolitan-area networks MANs): A data network designed for a town or city.
home-area networks (HANs): A network contained within a user's home that connects a person's digital devices.