What is the difference between VPN and VLAN? Explain briefly

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Reshma Ravindran

  • Jun 9th, 2016

1. VPN is a method of creating a smaller sub network on top of an existing bigger network while VLAN is a subcategory of VPN.

2. A VLAN is used to group computers that are not usually within same geography into the same broadcast domain while VPN is most commonly related to remote access to a company's network.

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  • Nov 27th, 2016

Hi.. Both are entirely different topic... Vlan is used to divide a physical switch into many as logically to break the broadcast... Whereas VPN is a technique or method to connect the remote location securely over a Internet by creating tunnel....

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Uday Chakraborty

  • Jan 10th, 2017

VPN: Creating a secured tunnel of communication over internet to a remote host.
VLAN: Sub division of a network, generally done for mapping hosts of same department.

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