Local Area Network (LAN)

Last Updated on : 2023-04-24 07:38:06

According to the network coverage, network modules can be broken down into two types: local area network (LAN) modules and wide area network (WAN) modules.

  • LAN modules: It can cover an area of a few kilometers, applying to indoor short-range communication.
  • WAN modules: It can cover an area of tens to hundreds of kilometers, applying to outdoor long-range communication.

This topic describes a range of modules for LAN applications. Select a network module that fits your needs.


Protocols Description Scenarios
2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Standard 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi Communication over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network.
Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy (LE) combo 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth LE 4.2 combo Communication over 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network or Bluetooth.
Bluetooth LE Bluetooth LE with a point-to-point topology Communication over a point-to-point Bluetooth network.
Bluetooth LE mesh Bluetooth LE mesh 4.2 Communication over a many-to-many Bluetooth network.
Zigbee Zigbee standard protocol Communication over a multi-node network with a Zigbee gateway.
Sub-1 GHz 433 MHz and 868 MHz Communication over a low-speed network with low power consumption and good penetration.