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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Need iptables commands to permit all WAN originating traffic to enter the LAN side of a router

I have three routers. Router0's WAN interface connects to the ISP, and the WAN interface of Router1 and Router2 connect to Router0's LAN interfaces (i.e. hard wired). So this is what it looks like, ...
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Can router connect back to itself over Internet and why?

As it it sates in title. Every router I had couldn't connect back to itself over Internet, for example: I open forward port 22 for ssh on my PC. I try to connect to that ssh with other PC in same ...
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How is LAN diagram/schematic where my cable modem is connected to?

I'm not an IT guy, i'm just home user which know a bit about networking. I'm trying to learn how the connection (LAN) is built in outer side of my home LAN. Here's the diagram : PC ...
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wo network cards. How to setup one lan and one wan on server

I have a server with two NIC cards. Right now eth0 is connected to my router to my ISP. But i want to setup eth1 as my LAN so deliver an internet connection from the server to my laptop. How can i ...
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Magento Localhost Installation - LAN Works - WAN Issues?

I’m new to home servers and Magento. Running Ubuntu Server 13.04 with LAMP and Magento Commerce 1.7.0.2 on a dedicated home server. I've already configured my server's static IP, router's firewall and ...
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can't access my ip from outside

I've just installed DD-WRT (DD-WRT v24-sp2 build 21676) into my TP-Link (TL-WR1043ND) router. I've setup port forwarding for port 80 to my machine port 80 and it works well under LAN access (checked ...
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What is “crossflow compression”?

I came across the term "crossflow compression" several times while reading about WAN optimization techniques. The only elaboration I've seen is that it refers to "compression across various flows", ...
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Error 103 (net::ERR_CONNECTION_ABORTED): Unknown error

I get this error when I try to access facebook on IE, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome This webpage is not available The webpage at https://www.facebook.com/ might be temporarily down or it may ...
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How to uninstall MiniPort Wan (IP) on Windows 8?

My father's laptop can't connect to the network printer through WIFI. We were able to narrow the problem. Three MiniPort WAN are dysfunctionnals and are displayed with a warning by Windows. In ordre ...
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Combine my network with my neighbors network

My network and my neighbors network are connected (we share my server). We both have our own WAN-connection to the internet. Right now we use the following setup: Neighbor: Internet --> router ...
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Simultaneous connection to LAN and WAN with filters

I'm looking for a software helping me to solve a problem I have in my office network. I have a laptop connected via LAN to local servers, webfarm servers, webfarm and internet. In this network I am ...
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Tenda router unable to connect to some sites

I have Tenda N ADSL2+ router. I configured it correctly. Now its connecting to internet but unable to connect to many sites like yahoo, the pirate bay etc. When I searched Google, I found that many ...
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External IP not accessible through LAN [closed]

I can't access my server in my LAN by using my external IP address. I have no idea why. Hosts doesn't seem to be able to fix it.
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Router not allowing static IP?

When I set a static IP on my device, it works for a short time, then it won't connect again unless I do DHCP. It's like the router chooses an IP for the device, and only allows it to use that one. Why ...
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WAN Access to Mac Mini OS X Server

I purchased a Mac Mini Server a while back and it's been a slow go getting it set up. One of the biggest hiccups is WAN access to the server, which leads me to believe it's a port forwarding issue. I ...
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WAN Remote Desktop VPN connection blocking local connection

When ever i use my WAN to connect Remote Desktop to work, it blocks my internet access thru the local connection. Not disabling it. The web browser says there is no connection error. Is there a way ...
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DD WRT loses WAN connection, why does releasing and renewing the DHCP reestablish connection?

I'm new(ish) to networking and have been setting up a home server. Part of making sure the server is good and healthy is of course making sure I have a solid connection. Unfortunately, our DD WRT ...
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Netgear WNDR4500 listening on port 80

I have a Netgear WNDR4500 that I use for my home router. I also have my own domain with a subdomain point to my IP. I happened to browse to it today and noticed the management console was listening ...
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Aggregating multiple ISP links via tunnels to an endpoint server

If I have 3 ISP uplinks of 25mbps each, is it possible to set up a type of aggregated connection from a windows 2008 server or linux server over each of those 3 connections to the same endpoint ...
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Dual WAN Router with Load Balancing AND Fail-over

This might be a silly question... We are looking for a Dual WAN Router for fail-over reasons, but since we pay for both connections anyway, we might as well take advantage of them. What confuses me, ...
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Configuring my xampp for WAN and LAN

Hi and forgive me if I am unclear in this question as I am trying to get back to development after my fourth brain surgery in 2 years so I feel a little groggy. I am trying to set (and learn how to ...
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WAN port Unplugged

I have iBall 150M Extreme Wireless N Router. I am trying to connect my internet through this router. I configured it correctly (using quick configuration) as per my knowledge using static IP Address. ...
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How to access an node of an LAN via WAN?

Lets say I have a router that is connected to the Internet. An WAN IP address is given by ISP. It is using PPPoE ADSL, the IP address is not static, every time it connected, assigned a different IP ...
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How are ADSL2PLUS rates/speeds assigned? [closed]

Just curious. My ISP (and also Telco) recently upgraded us to their NGN (IP-based) network. In the past, in order to authenticate with the IPDSLAM, we use PPPoE to provide the login credentials that ...
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Troubleshooting a bad download speed on great Internet connection [closed]

I have a couple machines experiencing an awful download speed on an awesome Internet connection, and for the life of me I can't come up with a rational explanation as to why. Speed test to the local ...
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Is there a dual-WAN router that can route based on protocol?

I've got two internet connections at home: DSL and satellite. The DSL connection has bad bandwidth (1.5 Mbps) but very low latency; the satellite connection is the opposite (good bandwidth, terrible ...
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How is traffic separated between internal and external IPs?

If I ping 192.168.0.X from my home network then it will attempt to look within my network for that address and not the external WAN IP. However I can ping 74.125.224.163 and it will ping google.com. ...
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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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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 ...