Linksys Router

Discussion in 'Networking Issues' started by fancy, Nov 8, 2005.

  1. fancy

    fancy Network Guru Member

    Hi guys!

    I am newbie in this forum

    I have 4 Port LINKSYS Etherfast Cable/DSL Router (BEFSR41) one port uplink,4 ports and one is wan port what is this wan port.What is usefull for this wan port.Pls give me helpfull sugession.

    My query is

    what is Wan port.How to use it.
  2. howardp6

    howardp6 Network Guru Member

    The WAN port is where you connect your Cable or DSL modem to access the Internet.
  3. fancy

    fancy Network Guru Member


    The WAN port is where you connect your Cable or DSL modem to access the Internet.

    Ok Thanks for replay

    But what is Uplink Port.what purpose use this port.

    I am not IT Guy thats problem i am asking.

    Any one helpfull sugessions.
  4. Stainless_Steelrat

    Stainless_Steelrat Network Guru Member

    Uplink -- Normally designed to work from hub to hub. If you wanted to plug an existing switch into the new BESR, then you would use the uplink port.
  5. fancy

    fancy Network Guru Member

    Router and Switch and Hub

    What is different Router and Switch and Hub

    Any one help.

    Thanks for all
  6. Toxic

    Toxic Administrator Staff Member

  7. Whitney2

    Whitney2 Guest

    Re: Wan

    Interesting...I just received a new BEFSR v.4 tonight from Linksys...there's NO WAN port anymore...

    After my problems with the v.2 of this model, I was expecting anything; but I read this was a plug-in I just disconnected the CAT5 from my modem, didn't power down anything, and inserted the router into the all works right-of-the-box no software install no anything...

    by the way, the firmware is 1.04.01 and after reading comments from the Newegg buyers of this model, I'm not upgrading to their current firmware, particularly since there isn't linkage to their legacy firmwares...

    Did the usual tests to see if there's insertion loss or any difference in port's all just fine after 1/2 hour. Even port 113 is stealthed and there's no need to redirect it into a non-existent address....OK...I'm a believer.

    Now I'll read the manual...maybe; the only caution I keep reading are complaints that it dies after a year of good performance. So far, I'm impressed.
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