How do I use the WAN port on my router?

How do I use the WAN port on my router?

WAN stands for Wide Area Network which is basically the internet. The WAN Port is used to connect the router to your internet connection. Your ISP has supplied you with a modem that builds up the internet connection….WAN vs LAN Port.

WAN port LAN port
Only 1 port on your router Often 4 ports on your router

What does WAN mean on a Bell modem?

Function Colour and description
HPNA Indicates the Bell Fibe™ TV connection Solid blue: Fibe TV cable is properly connected Flashing blue: Fibe TV service is in use
WAN link Indicates the modem’s connection to the Bell network Solid blue: successfully connected Flashing blue: attempting to connect Off: unable to connect

How do you set up a WAN cable?

Insert your wireless router’s AC adapter to the DC-IN port and plug it to a power outlet. Use another network cable, connect your modem to your wireless router’s WAN port. Use the bundled network cable, connect your computer to your wireless router’s LAN port.

What plugs into the WAN port on my router?

(Wide Area Network port) The socket on a network device that is wired to an external network, which is typically the Internet. In the home and small office, a WAN port is an RJ-45 Ethernet port on a router that is wired to a cable, DSL or FiOS modem.

How do I know if my WAN port is working?

Turn on the router and wait for the Power LED to light solid green or white. Using an Ethernet cable, connect one end to the LAN port that you want to test and connect the other end to the Internet port. Some routers might use a WAN port label instead of Internet.

Do you need WAN for Wi-Fi?

In order for them to also access the internet, the router needs to have a Wide Area Network (WAN) port. On many routers, this port may also be labeled the internet port.

Why is WAN blinking red?

FTTN or FTTH? The WAN light flashing red indicates no sync and could be caused by many things. As it is intermittent there is likely a line fault causing degradation so low that you can’t meet the minimum sync level of the profile.

Do I plug my Ethernet cable into WAN or LAN?

Sometimes it will be labeled WAN. This port is intended to connect your router to the modem and the outside world from there. The LAN ports are designed for connecting to local devices. Step 2: Plug one Ethernet cable into your modem and the other end into your router’s WAN port.

What is my WAN port number?

How to find your port number on Windows. Type “Cmd” in the search box. Open Command Prompt. Enter the netstat -a command to see your port numbers.

Why my router WAN port is not working?

Solution 1:Check the Physical connection between the modem and the router. If you see a red message “WAN Port is unplugged” on the status page of the router,that means the modem is NOT plugged into the WAN Port of the router properly. Please plug it in and make sure the red message will be gone.