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Questions tagged [wan]

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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Sluggish smart-home wireless devices

I have a question. I have been experiencing delays when controlling my smart-home devices when everyone is home and using the internet. The internet is not slow, (300Mbps) but I think the one router ...
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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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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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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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What is the difference between LAN port and WAN port in the routers with integrated switches?

In the latest routers, where switching function is integrated into the box will have few LAN ports (say usually, 4 or 8) and 1 WAN port. Usual configuration would be to connect computers or printers ...
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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 do I make a virtualised WAN?

I want to create a virtualised WAN. As in, I want to have a couple of VMs (VBox) on one physical host machine, that exist on separate LANs, but that can talk to each other. Do I make the VMs, set them ...
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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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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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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 ...