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WAN hello, i have a DSL modem but it only has 1 port. then i bought this D-Link router D-Link DI-704P, it has 1WAN, 4ports and 1 parallel. what is WAN for? i have 2 pc's and connected it to ports 3 and 4. from the DSL modem, i connected it to port1 of D-Link. the internet works for pc connected to port3, but pc connected to port4 cannot access the internet. if i pull out pc connected to port3, pc connected to port4 can access internet. is this situation normal? if i connect DSL modem to WAN port of D-Link, nothing happens. no internet. do i really have to connect DSL modem to any of the ports 1-4 to give internet to my 2 other pcs? thanks! how to reset a router pls.

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    joel dizon Jun 01, 2008

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The wan port is what you hook your modem to. Wan stands for Wide Area Network, which in your case is the internet. Your house with your 2 pc's and networking equipment would be considered a Lan, local area network.

The 4 ports on the router are switch ports, when you hook the modem up to the switch instead of the wan port the modem will only allow traffic from one physical, (MAC) address to pass through, this is why only one of your pc's can access the internet. The wan port on the router has its own MAC address, so the modem will associate with the wan port and trust all traffic that comes from that port.

Finally, after you have connected the modem to the wan port, pull the power cord on the modem then plug it back in to reset it, this will force the modem to orient with the wan port.

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