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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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 ...