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    Equipment needed to set up a WAN?


    What equipment is needed to set up a WAN from scratch (besides routers)?


    I am looking for a 'brainstorm' type of answer, I am trying to design a WAN network considering all costs for equipment and maintenance....
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    Originally Posted by requinix
    Do you mean a LAN or a WLAN?
    I mean a WAN (Wide Area Network)....
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    Well, you will need a lot of cables to reach out a "wide area".

    The primary difference between a WAN and a (mid-size) LAN is whether it is "Wide" or "Local".
    Bascially, you will need DNS, DHCP, Routers, switces, cables etc.

    Maybe a bit more information would be nice.
    What you are telling sounds a bit to vague. Are you thinking about starting up an ISP?
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    Originally Posted by MrFujin
    Well, you will need a lot of cables to reach out a "wide area".

    The primary difference between a WAN and a (mid-size) LAN is whether it is "Wide" or "Local".
    Bascially, you will need DNS, DHCP, Routers, switces, cables etc.

    Maybe a bit more information would be nice.
    What you are telling sounds a bit to vague. Are you thinking about starting up an ISP?
    Thanks for the information. Basically a handful of LANs are set up on a college campus and I need to set up the WAN for all these college buildings on a campus.

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