This Virtual Local Area Network is a logical group of computers that appear to be on the same LAN regardless of any physical network configuration. Network administrators partition networks to meet the functional requirements of Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs), with each VLAN consisting of a subset of ports on a single or multiple switches or bridges. This enables computers and devices in a VLAN to communicate as if they were on a separate LAN in the simulated environment. A VLAN is a sub-network that groups together devices on different physical LANs. One or more network bridges or switches may be used to create multiple, independent VLANs. Visit EdrawMax to download this Virtual Local Area Network diagram!