WAN or Wide Area Network is one that spans more than one geographical area, usually across city, regional or national boundaries. The Internet is an example of a WAN.

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Amped TAP-R3: How do I disable it as an open resolver?

I have a TAP-R3 routing my LAN with DDNS and Port Forwarding enabled so I can access a server externally. I was recently informed the router is acting as an open resolver and needs to have its DNS ...
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DD-WRT and having two WAN ip address

I apologize if I don't get my terminology correctly, but I'm not a networking guru. I have a DD-WRT router that is behind my ISP's router. My ISP router gives me an IP address of 192.168.1.8. I set ...
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DLNA/Multicast over vpn (Plex)

I'm not a networking pro and I've been trying to get this to work for the last couple of days. Infrastructure: Home: vdsl 100/40, fritzbox 7490 ip range: 192.168.100.0/24 linux server which runs ...
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Cannot connect with WPA2 (AES) encryption + EAP-TTLS PAP with FreeRADIUS auth

I successfully set up an enterprise Wi-Fi connection with LDAP authentication by way of FreeRADIUS. I used EAP-TTLS PAP because I have hashed passwords in my OpenLDAP directory. When I use TKIP ...
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Safe Capture of WAN Packets

I have an aggregating network tap between my WAN connetion and my home router. I have a dedicated machine running Wireshark to capture all WAN traffic via the network tap. This machine is running ...
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Best way of testing client/server applications as if two different sites

I've been doing a few projects recently testing client/server setups on my LAN. I have a regular ADSL connection at home with my own internal LAN. For example I've setup OpenVPN and tested via my ...
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WAN security and port forwarding for IoT

I have an esp8266 board that I've set up as a little server. To access it over the web (first forays into making a smart home and IoT) I've used no-ip to deal with dynamic DNS and opened up WAN access ...
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Secured link to connect & access across 2 separate LAN Subnets using CAT 6?

Secured link to connect & access across 2 separate LAN Subnets using CAT 6? Following is an older diagram of a 2+1 level Small Business/ Startup + Co-working space, with recent expansion & ...
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When using a WAN, which state will appear on a Geolocation Scan?

Let's say I work for a coffee shop chain and their WAN is routed out of Florida. If my coffee shop is in NJ, will my IP address appear as NJ or FL?
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Where is DD-WRT's HeartBeat Signal of WAN connection used?

The firmware is DD-WRT v24-sp2 (01/02/10) std-nokaid. Where is the HeartBeat option meant to be used for? The manual here of some Buffalo's routers: HeartBeat. Signal If you use a HeartBeat ...
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Are there any other global networks other than the internet?

The original question was asked here. I am interested in knowing the same. Are there any other global networks other than the internet? Or non-global but on a country-wide scale(ATM network maybe?) ...
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How to get my router IP address (assigned by ISP via DHCP)

My router has a WAN PRIVATE IP address which is assigned via DHCP by my ISP. This is different from my public IP address of course. In my router settings page I can read it: 10.245.134.71, and ...
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How to make two home networks?

My devices: A new wireless modem/router (D-Link DSL 2770L) with four ports including one WAN port An older wireless modem/router (TP-LINK TD-W8151N) with one LAN port An even older wired ...
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2 ISP's one connection redundant?

I'm looking into to some hardware and or software that would allow my company to harness the power of using both ISP's that are currently installed. Right now we do have a dual wan where if one ISP ...
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DD-WRT Force New WAN IP Address

Is there a way to force a new WAN IP Address with DD-WRT? I know there was a way before that would require temporarily setting a new Local IP or Modifying the WAN but I do not remember.
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1 WAN ways to switch between different routers to change IP address

I have 1 ethernet cable from my ISP, when I plug that cable to a different router and the IP address will be changed (IP wont change when I re-plug into the same router). So now I have bought lots of ...
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PFSense: How to configure multiple WANs on one uplink

I'm very new to pfSense, but got requested to configure one for the company. I've almost got everything configured, but am stuck at how to let all our WANs go through one uplink address. From what I ...
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Port forwarding works locally over LAN IP but not over the router WAN IP from another building

I have a commercial setup where everything is on the the same xxx.xxx.xx.1-255 network. I have a D-link router (DIR-615) that is on this network in another building with the router IP as ...
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LAN to WAN visualization

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around how LAN to WAN and vice versa works. To give an example that might be helpful. On a given network, you use a domain's WAN to remote into their term server ...
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How to find configuration that wil emulate specific network conditions with netem / tc?

We had our otherwise well tested application fail once it was deployed on a device connected via a poor wan connection. To be able to debug this we want to reproduce the bad network conditions in a ...
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one lan port connecting to a switch, will the LAN cat type affect the speed?

I am fairly new to network setup. My topology is like this. WAN->Modem->Router->Hub-> 6 Wireless APs->Devices I have a fibre connection connected to a modem , then a modem connected to a router and ...
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How to detect WAN IP address changes?

I have a software that is very WAN IP Address sensitive, and I am looking for some "monitors" which can detect if WAN changed by ISP, just to react accordingly. Any good recommendation? Edit: I ...
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WAN ports on GUI routers vs Cisco 890

So, here's my conundrum, I'm coming over from using an RV320 router from Cisco and had previously used WAN1 to connect to an ISP's given static ip: IP: 215.114.xxx.xxx Sub: 255.255.255.224 Gateway: ...
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Cannot connect to router's admin interface when WAN cable is plugged into router

I have an ASUS RT-N10E router, with the latest firmware and I'm having, for the second time, this problem: The internet connection suddenly dropped, while I was using VirtualBox. When I tried to ...
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Creating a WAN using WRT 1900 AC

I have two WRT 1900 AC routers, and I would like to create a WAN, I know that it has VPN technology built in it, and everything I have ever tried seems to die. I have searched and searched and really ...
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Change WAN port to WL0 interface?

I just installed DD-WRT on my Linksys E3000 router. I've never used this firmware before. I checked the Bandwidth tab, which shows that the WAN interface is getting about 7Mbps bandwidth, while the ...
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Expanding wireless coverage: What are the differences between LAN to LAN and LAN to WAN when it comes to connecting two wireless routers?

I'm trying to link two wireless routers with an Ethernet cable in order to expand my wireless network. Both routers need to provide wired and wireless Internet access. I'd like to know the ...
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External IP Addresses, Subnet Masks, and SSH - How does it all work?

I'm really confused as to how I can connect to a specific computer on my network on a computer in another network over the Internet. For example, I have a beowulf cluster constantly running at my ...
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Configuring home network that uses 2 hubs/routers

I have two computers (one Win7 and one XP) upstairs networked via a Netgear hub/router. File and printer sharing works fine. The Netgear hub/router is connected to another hub/router supplied by my ...
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Single public IP for dual WAN using VPN?

In my office I have a dual wan router (Linksys LRT224) combining 2 DSL connections to give me a bit more bandwidth for certain tasks. I'm interested to know if there is anyway to combine the 2 ...
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MAC filtering for Network

I have TP link router and I want to block unwanted users on my network so I used MAC filtering but it has limitation that I can add only 64 users in it to allow on my network but I want to add more ...
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Can't telnet to uverse router

I have a standard 3801HGV Uverse router, and I am attempting to configure Wake on WAN for it. I have forwarded port 9 with UDP, WOL works great, and so now I have attempted to send the magic packets ...
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Paying for expensive, relatively slow WAN link between virtually adjacent offices. Alternatives?

A few years ago, I worked for a corporation which payed quite a lot (I forgot exactly how much but it was quite a few hundred dollars per month) for a WAN link to connect two adjacent offices. The ...
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Access PA-35 Wifi Actuator Control Box from outside IP

I purchased an actuator that can be controlled by an iOS app as long as you are connected to the network this control box creates. I want to be able to set up a DNS and access the controls where ever ...
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Difference between WAN IP & LAN IP

We have taken an Internet leased line connection. The ISP has given the below info. Static WAN IP : XXX.227.XX.32/30 (Gateway XX.227.XX.34) Static LAN IP : XX.124.XX.192/29 Can someone explain the ...
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Access files on RasPi over WAN using an Android device

My use case is the following: I have a RaspberryPi with a mounted external HDD which contains lots of high definition (1080p) movies. I access these within my LAN using NFS exports. I also want access ...
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Making home server available from internet

I'm trying to configure router to make my home server available from internet. I would like to have 2 services(ssh and web-server) visible from outside. They are available from inside as: 192.168.1.X ...
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Does Wake-on-LAN via WAN needs port forwarding?

If yes, how does it work? The pc still has no ip, so where should I forward the port?
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Create virtual WAN interfaces in DD-WRT

Is it possible to create virtual WAN interfaces with different MAC Addresses in DD-WRT? This way it would be seen by the WAN Network as different devices connected to a switch. What I'm trying to ...
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weird thing on my network [closed]

this just what happen a moment a go, i turned on my wireless router(dlink dir-600) then turned my laptop, but the problem is i cant connect to the internet, so what i did is restarted my router(BTW my ...
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(TalkTalk) Huawei HG635 as Modem for Other Router

I understand that some routers allow an internet connection provided through an RJ45 ethernet connection. I have a nice ASUS DSL-N55U that I wish to use as my router in place of my new ISP provided ...
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How to monitor WAN traffic? [closed]

I'm looking for a way to monitor the WAN traffic for my Arris Touchstone cable modem/router mainly to check the speed. The modem's web GUI doesn't offer any option of that sorts and I was looking for ...
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Possible to route multiple networks through same Switch? [closed]

I am not sure if I phrased this question correctly so I drew it out as best as possible My dilemma is I am on a budget and Nano/Booksize PCs with dual RJ45 connections are twice as much as the lower ...
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Multi router setup…best approach

I'm trying to figure out the best way of setting up my network. I've got internal wiring to various points in the flat. As such, the topology is somewhat limited. I have 2 routers - a netgear n300 and ...
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Connecting to LAN webserver through a tunnel on LAN node? [closed]

So I have work computer that has access to LAN webserver that is not accessible from WAN. Now I want to plant some kind of silent software in my computer to allow me to tunnel to said server through ...
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What information can my ISP see from my router?

I installed a new router today and saw my IP address change because the new router has a different MAC address and I am just curious on what information my ISP can see from my network. I know they ...
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Connect LANs together with a router [closed]

I have a lot of routers and I want to connect 4 LANs together with a router. I know routers have a WAN port. Is the wan port an Ethernet port? I have a diagram on what I want to do. How would you ...
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Trouble extending a network with bridge

I am currently trying to extend a small computer network between 2 buildings around 1 km apart. The setup looks like this: modem | Dlink router 1 - 192.168.1.1 (antenna connected to LAN port) | ...
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Find network pcs connected on wan port

If I connect the ethernet cable to my pc's lan port, on the network and sharing center all the discoverable pcs are listed. If I connect to my router wan port It only shows pcs on my lan. How to get ...
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second router in my network

I've got a modem with a built-in router that has DHCP enabled and should be the "primary router", which is on 192.168.1.1 Because the wireless signal of the above router was too weak upstairs I ...