I WANT TO MAKE A WAN. PLEASE HELP ANYBODY.

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ahm i just wana ask, what are the things i should consider, what are the things i must have and and wat are the steps i should do in order for me to create a WAN. please help. thanks
ASKED: May 30, 2005  12:48 AM
UPDATED: May 31, 2005  6:46 PM

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Basically you need:
-WLAN (Wireless) Access-point
-WLAN Network Interface card for PCs or WLAN PC-Card / PCMCIA Card for notebooks

But before buying said hardware you should consider WLAN standard:
802.11b : maximum bandwidth : 11 Mbps
802.11g : maximum bandwidth : 54 Mbps

P.S. Here’s a good whitepaper from 3COM, tad bit old but still good one:

http://www.3com.com/other/pdfs/products/en_US/wireless_lans_wp.pdf

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  • DrillO
    I think we need much more information on your proposed setup. It is very difficult recommend a direction without knowing what is required. How large is the WAN (what geographic area are we looking at?) What do you need to do with it? How many sites? How many users? Without more detail, I would not even begin to give advice. Paul
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  • Abheejeet
    Hiya mate, Although it is not possible to comment on your query, it needs to have some more information in it as: 1. Why do want the WAN for? 2. What's your defination of WAN and how you want to use it? 3. How much traffic, is the network expected to handle? Well these are some of the things, which I personally would like to consider while maing such a decision. As of now, you can visit the following website. It has good quality information on a number of related issues. http://www.wipro.co.in/resources/whitepapers/ Cheers, Abheejeet
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  • Netkey55
    first u wud have to think if what type of connection u wud want to use(dial-up or broadband)...but i do suggest that u use broadband connection for faster speed...2nd thing that u have to consider is 2 what type of broadband?broadband typ:1.CABLE,2.DSL,3.ADSL...for cable, u have to register 1 of your pc's ethernet card's MAC ADDRESS and u will have to aquire from them a cable modem...for DSL, the company itself will provide you with authentication(username and password)also using their modem...i don't know much bout ADSL for now but i think that it's almost the same with DSL...if your in America then company's for cable are COMCAST,COX,DIRECTWAVE...for DSL(BELLSOUTH,SPRINT,BELLSOUTH)...hope i had helped you out
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  • Sonyfreek
    This question is like asking, "You know stuff about computers. How come my mouse doesn't work?" SF
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  • Howard2nd
    WAN (Wide Area Network) defined as a Local Area Network (LAN) WITH a connection to one or more other LANs, OR a LAN WITH remote workstations. Please tell us what you are trying to do within the above definition and we can help.
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  • SERVERENGINEER
    HI ALL, WAN is combination of multiple lans,to create WAN Router is a device that connects 2 different physical lans,. so from ur lan side configure one router and connect serial of router to external lan via ISP providers.
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  • TIMWATSON
    THE WRT54G LINKSIS/CISCO ROUTER (3 TOTAL), MONTAVISTA LINUX (THEIR NEW REAL TIME KERNEL VER.)(OR ANOTHER OS, OPENBSD..., ETC.), OPEN S/WAN (OR OTHER SOFTWARE OF THAT TYPE), BEOWULF (OR OTHER CLUSTERING SOFTWARE), REDBOOT (IN CASE OF FLASHING PROBLEMS), BIT TORRENT, OPEN SOURCE PEER-TO-PEER SOFTWARE, SOME TYPE OF PHYSCIAL CONNECTION BETWEEN THE 3 WRT54G ROUTERS, MAYBE THE VIDEOLAN SOFTWARE, 3 POINTS LOCATED SOME DISTANCE FROM EACH POINT, THAT YOU CAN OBTAIN INTERNET ACCESS AT (EACH POINT), SOME MONITORING SOFTWARE (MTRG, WITH OTHERS), A KEEN INTEREST IN READING WHITE PAPERS ON BEST PRACTICES, AND SOME GOOD FRIENDS TO HELP YOU (THIS MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE HARDEST PART), AND A PLAN. COST SHOULD BE UNDER $350.00. OPENBSD HAS GOOD INFO ON CHANNEL BONDING (TAKE THIS TO HEART, BONDING = GREATER THROUGHPUT, ALL ELSE BEING EQUAL). IPv6, VIRTUAL MACHINES, END-TO-END ENCRYPTED (YOU KNOW YOU WANT IT), (THEY SURE WILL), GET IT ALL RUNNING, SCALE IT UP, THINK RENDER FARM? NEED MORE HELP?
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