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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When I change the subnet for the LAN interface on a Sonicwall firewall the WAN interfaces go haywire. What should I do?

Our company's old subnet was 255.255.255.0. To adjust for growth we decided to implement a 255.255.248 subnet. Upon changing this in our Sonicwall's LAN interface, our WAN connections quit working ...
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lan extension over wide area

When we use technology like leased line to extend a lan over a wide area(like when connecting two offices such that hosts in both offices use private ip addresses), why do we use encapsulations like ...
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How can I change my current public static IP address? [closed]

I tried the similar posts' solutions but I couldn't get it to work. I have tried: Releasing and renewing the WAN. Unplug the router, wait for a night and plug it in again. I have looked on the ...
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Internet disables after internal Wi-Fi transfer

When I transfer a file, that is, drag and drop from my computer to another computer, the router loses connection to the Internet. The internal network is fine, but I have to reset the router to ...
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Wake on LAN & CISCO modem - WOL not possible?

i have a problem since the guys from UPC changed my old cable modem with a new CISCO EPC 3208 model. (It's a VOIP cable modem & i have static IP from UPC/my ISP.) Since then, WOL over the internet ...
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Cannot access home server from home network, but can access from internet

I have an Apache server at home and a router configured to assign a static IP address to that server. I also have the ports forwarded correctly for Apache and SSH. I can access the server with my ...
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Why would a DB connection over LAN be slower than a WAN connection?

I'd noticed for ages that a MySQL database connection over my LAN was significantly slower than a database connection over the Internet. I'm running Windows 7 32bit and I'm connected to a switch ...
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What type of topology is used to form a MAN or WAN?

I'm reading about different types of network topologies used to form a LAN: Bus Ring Star Tree Line Mesh Do they participate in MAN or WAN? Are there different methods to form a MAN or WAN?
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DFS for a several small clusters over WAN

My friends and I all have TBs on our system(s). None of us have any full backups which are geographically distributed however, because at that amount of data, solutions such as Dropbox, S3, et al. are ...
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Finding router's WAN/External MAC address

I want to find my router's WAN MAC address. On the WEB UI, WAN MAC is hidden. SSH / Telnet is not available (password protected) on router. There is no labels/engravings on physical unit which ...
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Is it possible to share mouse and keyboard over WAN?

At my office I'm using two computers, which is connected to two different LANs. I'm looking for an application to share the mouse and keyboard from one of the computers with the other one. I know of ...
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What is the real difference between LAN and WAN?

What I understand is: A LAN is connecting two or more computers to form a cable network between them. A WAN is connecting two or more computers over a broad area to form a cable network between ...
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Using router public IP to access another (located in WAN) router behind NAT

I have following setup: at home I have a router up and running with public ipv4 ip at my country house I have ipv4 cam and router which is behind NAT - no public ip (public ip is too expensive) both ...
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Running a server when all computers have the same WAN ip

I want to run a server on my machine so that anyone in the Internet may connect to it. But my Broadband internet provider issues the same WAN ip to all the customers while each of them has a different ...
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2 WAN to LAN, What router do I need?

I've done CCNA a long, long time ago at school, and now I need to use it.. But as you know, you forget things quite easly when not using it :P Ok, I need a router that is able to be connected to 2 ...
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Unable to connect to local computers in WAN of DD-WRT router.P2P networking not enables

I have Dlink DIR600 router and I upgraded to DD-WRT recently. We 7 students share an internet connection via wireless router. all 7 laptops are assigned an IP by router Problem is we are not able ...
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Why doesn't my website doesn't display correctly when it's accessed via another computer on the same LAN

I'm running a web server (Ubuntu) on my local home network. I'm behind a router. On the WAN I have a direct IP. When not on my home network and accessing my website via the WAN direct IP my website ...
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IPv6 - Public IPs, private IPs, IPs derived from the MAC address? Confused!

I'm pretty much excited for IPv6 because of the large address room and (potential?) owning of more than one IP, or even tens of IPs (/122 subnet?) Though one magazine has now confused me. In a ...
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Router resolves LAN DNS names to WAN IPs

I have a router on a LAN with 4 computers. One computer is a server with a static IP; the others are dynamic IP. All 4 DNS names resolve to an IP that is outside my LAN (i.e. a 208.* address instad of ...
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Forbid one ip to access the wan

I'm trying to configure my DLink DI524 to do the following: I've got a PS3 on the LAN trough cable and my router is configured with MAC filters (this part is OK and working). But now I'm trying to do ...
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Is this a PAN or a WAN?

When we connect two computers to each other using a medium and no other computer is connected to them, would we call this network a PAN or a LAN? We usually connect peripheral devices in the case of ...
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Map a SMB-drive outside of the LAN

Is it possible to map a network drive in Windows 7 connecting to a NAS on a another local network (behind a firewall)? Here's my setup (so far): - Linksys wireless router connected to the internet - ...
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Is the WAN IP of an ADSL modem likely to remain the same if it is not rebooted?

Is the WAN IP of an ADSL modem likely to remain the same if it is not rebooted? Is an ISP likely to change the WAN IP while the modem is in session?
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How to connect 2 routers (Asmax and D-link) RJ11 vs RJ45 issue

I just bought a new router, D-link DSL 2641B and want to connect it to another one, provided by my ISP, Asmax AR 804MP. Previously, I had Linksys WRT350N, and there was no problem, while I had ...
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Convert to WAN port

I have a ADSL2+ Modem/Router. Is it possible to set one out of four of the LAN ports as a WAN port? If yes, how? The brand/model is: Prolink H9200P. I already contacted Prolink about this and the ...
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Is it possible to allow only a specific computer to RDP to home network via WAN?

I have a home network with WINXP PRO/WIN2K3/WIN7 machines to which I would like to make RDP connections. I have already set up port forwarding on the router and all that good stuff, and am able to ...