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How does one determine what the default gateway should be in a multi-router setup?

Trying to set up a network with multiple routers, very similar to what's depicted in this diagram from the FreeBSD handbook: In particular, regarding this specific diagram, what should the default ...
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can't ping the WAN IP of a router

I learned to use cisco packet tracer and found something confusing but actually this is not about the cisco packet tracer . I'm curious if this apply in real network as well. So i tried building this ...
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How can I set up two sub networks that can communicate by LAN but where only one has internet? [closed]

With only two routers, where one has a connection to the internet, is it possible to set up a second sub network that has no access to the internet, but where devices connected to either router can ...
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What exactly defines a WAN?

I've found this question but it doesn't seem to answer my question. What is the "technical" definition of LAN and WAN I know that a Wan consists of more LAN's together and MAN's and it's ...
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WAN ip address looks like private ip, but whatsmyip shows a public ip address [closed]

Let me preface this by saying that I'm not very good with internet networking, but I tried my best to gather information. So I've been meaning to do some port forwarding to open a server, but I got ...
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What is a "routable" IP? [closed]

Short bg: I wanted to host a website on my laptop (192.168.0.102) via apache server. I set up port 8080 and forwarded the port that I was able to access it via 192.168.0.102:8080. Then there was a ...
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Can two different LANs be part of the same private network? [duplicate]

If you had two geographically dispersed LANs with public IPs that are in a different subnet range to each other, (one is 154.30.24.x/24, and the other is 134.64.9.x/24) if they were physically or ...
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Correct way to set up network with multiple routers/access points over fiber/ethernet [closed]

Heading Below is a network map for a network. Router 192.168.0.1 has DHCP enabled. Routers 0.2, 0.3, and 0.4 are connected via their LAN ports to router 0.1 by ethernet cable, and have DHCP disabled ...
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Why do we need ATM if SONET/SDH can carry IP directly?

If SONET/SDH can carry IP, and ATM rides on SONET/SDH, then why do we need to encapsulate IP inside ATM? That makes "IP over ATM over SONET/SDH". What's its benifit over "IP over SONET/...
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Why is my Router's WAN IP different from public IP? [closed]

My Router's WAN IP is a public IP - 172.100.x.x And my public IP is - 182.x.x.x Why do I have 2 public IP's? Does this probably mean that my router is behind another router? But then what is the use ...
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Switch vs WAN switch

Is there any difference between the normal switch and the WAN Switch? because i read that the WAN switch operate at layer 2 of the OSI model, so what makes it different from the normal switch? is it ...
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Is a point-to-point T1 line literally a line in real life?

In Packet Tracer this is how we draw a WAN link, or a T1 link: Does the "red line" here literally means there is a single cable connecting the two routers in real life? If no, then what are ...
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SD-WAN edge and physical high-end router

Are physical routers, who have different management interfaces (SNMP, NETCONF, and so on), able to speak to an SD-WAN controller? In other words, can I have an SD-WAN by establishing a specific SD-WAN ...
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Why is Cisco router PPPoE client configuration so complicated? [closed]

In some routers like Ubiquiti's UniFi Security Gateway, when you want to connect to internet via PPPoE, all you have to do is go to the web GUI or controller, go to WAN settings, hit the dropdown ...
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Geographic or Physical Limitations of VLANs

Is it incorrect to have a layer-2 broadcast domain cross long distances or multiple sites?
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Is Having a layer-2 broadcast domain cross long distances or multiple sites a bad idea? [duplicate]

Is it incorrect to have a layer-2 broadcast domain cross long distances or multiple sites?
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How are MPLS routers connected to each other?

So MPLS is one of the many ways to connect two or more distant sites. In other words, it is some kind of a "WAN solution". But what is the "WAN solution" for MPLS? Take for example ...
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WAN lines types - understanding leased line/circuit

Studying the WAN lines types, am I right regarding the statements below, or if not, could you correct me please: A real leased line, could be performed with TDM on a line with for example SDH, TDH or ...
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Is this how ATM and SONET work?

This is how I visualize how SONET carry ATM, and how ATM carry IP: Is my visualization correct?
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Is ATM a Wide Area Network?

Is Asynchronous Transfer Mode a wide area network? Or is it just a framing protocol? What I mean by wide area network is that, if there is such a thing called "ATM provider", does it mean ...
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Cisco 1921 private LAN can't access internet on WAN interface

I have a Cisco 1921 Router with an private LAN interface, and a public WAN interface. I also have two VPN tunnels configured, one to another colo location and one to AWS. From the LAN side of this ...
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WAN Frames vs. STS-1 and T1 Frames

I am having trouble understanding the need for WAN frames, such as PPP when using the SONET Protocol or T-Carrier System. Since SONET uses STS-1 frames and T-Carrier uses T1 frames, why is there a ...
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How can multiple devices share an IP across the internet?

I do realize that most LANs sit behind a device running NAT, which translates the users private IP address to a public IP address. My question is still if you are trying to connect to a private device,...
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pfSense 2.3 How to setup each Lan traffic goes only over specific gateway

I am running a pfSense 2.3 box with 4 NICs. Now i have 2 different ISPs (one Cable & one DSL). How Can i configure, that all traffic from LAN1 goes ONLY over WAN1, and all traffic from LAN2 goes ...
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Using WAN IP for a host instead

I have a single static public IPv4 address from my ISP. So I understand that i can just forward all traffic using port forwarding to one of my private IPs, but still I am wondering if this is the ...
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Frame relay, PVC and DLCI

Regarding the frame relay technology, could you confirm to me that traffic using permanent virtual circuit use the same ISP routers in the path for all packets sent ? I'm a little bit confused. Frame ...
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Switch to secondary firewall when WAN interface goes down

We are having two firewalls A and B. The model is FortiGate 60E. Both are running in HA where A is primary and B is secondary. The firewalls are running smoothly and traffic is flowing from the WAN ...
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Difference between WAN and VPN(tunnels)

I got my CCENT and working on ICND2 to get my CCNA. I am stuck on this topic and am unable to grasp the context. WAN and VPN and how they differentiate. My understanding is we need WAN for "Physical" ...
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Can't ping a router's interface which is in a WAN directly connected to my router- (Packet tracer)

Here s a pic from packet tracer What I'm trying to do is to ping Router3's Se2/0 interface from PC0.(Or Router2's Se2/0 interface from PC1) However the ping message gets only as far as the Router2's ...
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Ping over WAN to LAN (and from server to hosts)

I have a network similar to the one shown at the picture below. The main aim is to get connectivity between antivirus server (10.100.10.9) and hosts placed behind their LAN-gateway (network 10.200.1....
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Differences between BGP(routing protocols) and vpn mpls?

I am new to networking, so bear with me, 1-I wanted to clear my query: why do we need BGP or any routing protocols if we have vpn or wan technologies like mpls ? 2-Can't we just run bgp between two ...
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Why is SD-WAN a more suitable option than MPLS for cloud? [closed]

I keep coming across the statement that because of the growth in cloud computing, SD-WAN is a more suitable option than MPLS for connecting remote sites. Can anyone give me an explanation why?
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Is the Internet essentially a network of routers?

Is the Internet nothing but a globally scattered interconnected routers, and that the connections between them could be via any of Leased Line, X.25, Frame Relay, ATM, MPLS, or Ethernet?
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How are X.25/Frame Relay/ATM/MPLS related to PSTN?

Do X.25/Frame Relay/ATM/MPLS have their own isolated physical infrastructure? Or are they technologies invented to utilize the then existing infrastructure of the PSTN?
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RV320 router between 2 access points and secondary VLAN [closed]

I have a Cisco RV320 that is sitting between 2 different routers/access points on my network. Essentially: My ISP's router/access point <-----> RV320 <-----> My other access point My ...
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Applying WAN Changes to Juniper Chassis Cluster

I have a Juniper SRX 340 in a chassis cluster state. I am looking to change the WAN IPs used by the firewalls as the ISPs will change. I have GE interfaces that have sub interfaces within them 1,2,20,...
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Pros and cons of using VPLS instead of using MPLS alone

What are the pros and cons of using VPLS instead of MPLS alone? What are the typical cases where VPLS is used?
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Load-balancing one VPN-connection over multiple WANs

My internet connection will be provided by 4 different WANs (each 250 Mbit down, 100 Mbit up), which should be load-balanced to one 1 Gbit connection (full duplex, most likely ethernet (should be ...
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Problem Forwarding Port 22 for SSH [closed]

I'm trying to forward port 22 so I can SSH into my PC from a different network but it doesn't seem to be working. I can do ssh mihkel@my_public_ip from the network that the PC is on but it doesn't ...
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What is a customer premise equipment when compared to DCE/DTE?

Usually, customer receive only a single device when they buy an Internet connection from an ISP. This device is connected to the ISP via fiber or a DSL line, has several Ethernet ports and provides ...
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How to connect multiple devices with identical static IP into a wireless network

I've been searching StackExchange and the Internet for a while looking for a solution for my networking question. Some articles I found are here, here and here, but these don't need to deal with a ...
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How can I accomplish VPN across Dual Wan connections?

How can I accomplish VPN across Dual Wan connections in a optimal way? Idea is to make: Site to site VPN. Make single connection inside the VPN to use full bandwidth of both wan connections using (...
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Why do all leaf nodes in an E-Tree service belong in the same subnet?

I'm studying the CCNA R&S at the moment and I'm a bit confused about why E-Tree services require all leaf nodes to belong in the same subnet, despite the leaves only being able to send layer 2 ...
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How WANs work and why it is it bad to run DNS and DHCP on a router?

I have some networking questions about isolating networks and why it's bad to run DHCP and DNS on a router and should be run on a server. Question 1: What is the purpose of the WAN interface and how ...
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Addressing for a WAN, LAN and DMZ

I was wondering about the addressing for certain types of networking areas... I use 192.168.0.0 for a LAN network, 10.0.0.0 for a WAN and 172.16.0.0 for a DMZ. But I've been confused why a 10.0.0.0 ...
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Map of WAN cables in general [closed]

Whenever i search for the physical location and path of WAN connectivity, i only find submarine cables, and a site that seems like a paid service. Is there no free map where i can e.g. show the route ...
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WAN encapsulation

I am having some trouble understanding why does a WAN link need encapsulation, such as MPLS or frame relay? Is it merely to encrypt the info from one LAN to another LAN across the internet?
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How can 2 computers in different network communicate?

Suppose my friend and I are connected to the Internet via some local ISP (not necessarily same), which means we are on different networks, hence our computers have different private IP addresses. Is ...
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Creating bandwidth with multiple WAN and LAN ports

I have a network with roughly 50 machines all on one LAN, consisting of Linux, Windows, and server machines. I have an untangled u150 firewall/router. I have the ability to add an additional WAN &...
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Public and Private IPs

I wondered if someone could explain this to me. At work we have a firewall that connects to the Internet and has an external IP configured on it via DHCP. The firewall's WAN port connects to an ...