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Chapter 10. EXPANDING A LAN WITH WAN TEC... > A Word Regarding Remote Access

A Word Regarding Remote Access

While many of the technologies that we discussed in this chapter are related to expanding LANs beyond a particular geographical location, some of the technologies such as modems, ISDN lines, and DSL connections are also commonly used by remote users to connect to the corporate LAN. Not every company or business— especially small businesses and home offices—will make use of WAN technology to expand the range of their LAN. However, even the smallest of businesses (including a home business) might need to allow users to dial into the local area network and access resources on the LAN as if they were directly connected to the network.

For remote access to work, both the remote user and a special server on the LAN, called a remote access server , must be outfitted with some sort of WAN communication strategy. And while modems have been commonly used on both remote access client computers and on remote access servers on the LAN, other technologies—such as ISDN and even X.25 connections—can be used.


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