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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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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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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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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LAN / WAN issues when transferring large amounts of data

I'm having an issue when I copy data from a PC to my NAS at gigabit speeds. My Router is an Asus RT-68U ROUTER --> Port 3 --> Printer | | | ---> Port 1 --> NetGear GS108PE ...
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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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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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Firewall Sonicwall NSA 250M VPN

I use a Firewall soniwall NSA250M on which I have set up VPN access. From my home I can connect without concern but once at the office and connected to the internet I arrive to open the VPN tunnel. ...
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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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What is the correct syntax to set Signal to noise (SNR) offset or target noise margin in ZyXel AMG1202 t10b

I tried to find CLI reference for my router (ZyXel AMG1202 t10b) but couldn't find it on their website (there is for older and newer models but not for this one) I already contacted their support but ...
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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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powershell or netcat over ADSL

is there anyway to use powershell for getting access to my office pc from home via my RDP Server i have 2 pc's : pc1 ( office ) connected via ADSL with dynamic ip pc2 ( RDP server ) static ip i ...
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Iball Modem's LAN port as WAN port

My modem is 150M Wireless-N ADSL2 + Router Model No.: iB-WRA150N with firmware :2.0.0 Build 120626 Rel.13023. In this device there are 4 LAN ports(RJ45) and 1(RJ11) port for telephone cable. ...
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Efficiency of using external IP to reach LAN device

I have a CCTV DVR that I use with a phone app. My home router updates DYNDNS, so the phone app uses to ______@dyndns.org as the IP. Here's what I have always wondered: If I use the phone app while ...
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How do I route traffic out my WAN in pfSense?

I am trying to route my networks (10.1.0.0 and 10.2.0.0 for instance) out my WAN in pfSense and my WAN address of pfSense is 10.5.35.131. I was thinking of doing a default route (0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0), ...
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Stream media over Internet

I have a server on a remote location on which are running a couple of VMs with Ubuntu Server. I'd like to install a kind of media stream service (like DLNA), but which I can access over the Internet ...
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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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Cradlepoint wifi as wan with 2 networks

So, basically, I currently have a cradlepoint router set up to relay a cell phone that we have jailbroken and set up to tether. That works fine. What I would like to do, is introduce a 2nd internet ...
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Dropping internet over WiFi

For well over a month now I've been having frequent outages in my outgoing connection over WiFi. The actual WiFi signal is stable and strong, and I'm perfectly able to reach devices in my home ...
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How to Share Laptop internet to router via ethernet port

How to Share Laptop internet to router via ethernet port. Laptop is also connected with another wifi network so how we can share that internet from laptop to router. In which port on router (WAN or ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Is it possible to bind an application to a specific WAN port using a DI-LB604 dual wan Router

What I'm trying to do is bind applications to specific WAN ports to maximize internet usage and prevent applications from getting all the bandwidth as well as categorizing which ISP they should be ...
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Two (multiple) internet providers?

I have two (multiple) separate internet providers. Is it possible to setup my network so that it use both (all) of them to speed up both download and upload (packet-level routing)? If it is not ...
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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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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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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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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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TP-Link WiFi Router

I'm trying to install a TP-Link wireless router. I am using a modem an have a PPPoE connection. I connected the router to the computer and the modem, but in the last step of the Easy Setup it says " ...
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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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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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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 ...