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Definition Edit

A personal area network (PAN) is a computer network used for communication among computer devices (including telephones and personal digital assistants) close to one's person.

Overview Edit

The devices may or may not belong to the person in question. The reach of a PAN is typically a few meters. PANs can be used for communication among the personal devices themselves (intrapersonal communication), or for connecting to a higher-level network and the Internet (an uplink).

Personal area networks may be wired with computer buses such as USB and FireWire. A wireless personal area network (WPAN) can also be made possible with network technologies such as Bluetooth.


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