LAN or WAN??

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  1. aethier macrumors 6502a

    aethier

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    I was talking to my dad, and we began talking about WAN and LAN ports on the airport base station... i was just wandering, whats the difference of LAN and WAN and how do you know wich should be used and when???

    thanks

    Aethier
     
  2. timbloom macrumors 6502a

    timbloom

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    LAN= Local Area Network This is for your local computers

    WAN= Wide Area Network This is to connect to the internet (cablemodem or dsl)
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

    crazzyeddie

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    The WAN port is only used for your uplink, whether that be your cable modem, DSL modem or a larger network.

    The LAN port is the downstream port to your local home network for use with CAT 5 cables.
     

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