Ethernet and LAN both are networks. Ethernet works as a base for LAN.
Following are the important differences between Ethernet and LAN.
|1||Definition||Ethernet represents Prevalent Packet Switched LAN.||LAN stands for Local Area Network.|
|2||Topology||Ethernet uses bus and star topology.||LAN uses bus, star and ring topology.|
|3||Control||Ethernet control is decentralized.||LAN control is centralized.|
|4||Transmission Media||Guided Transmission media is used in Ethernet.||Both guided and non-guided transmission media are used in LAN.|
|5||Reliability||Ethernet reliability is low.||LAN reliability is high.|
|6||Transmission||Limitations appears in ethernet during transmission.||No limitation problem in LAN during transmission.|