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# 1  
Old 02-25-2003
Can someone please give me information about WAN and LAN

I just need to know the important concepts. I tried searching on the internet for information about this but got bombarded with too many un-neccessary details I find confusing and helpless.

I just need to know WAN and LAN concerning how to monitor them and fix or (troubleshoot) basic problems
# 2  
Old 02-25-2003
WAN == Wide Area Network

LAN == Local Area Network

when you are setting up your routing tables this makes a difference when setting up your gateways. however in concept there is not much difference except that one is usually smaller, and may or may not be connected to a WAN. if you have a home network with 5 computers connected together through a router, then you have a LAN. an example of a WAN is the internet.
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Old 03-09-2003
LAN and WAN are not specific to unix..

ohhh, there's MAN too, but nevermind.

i know network theory, if you have any specific questions then.....
# 4  
Old 03-11-2003
I would just search google for lan/wan introductions/tutorials

Here's a few sites:

LAN Intro
LAN technology

Intro to WAN Technologies
WAN technology

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