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  • Is LAN the same as Ethernet?

    Can you plug a LAN cable into an Ethernet port?
    Basically want I want to know: Is LAN and Ethernet both the same thing?

    I know some may find my questions stupid, but I just wanna know so I won't mess something up....
    Last edited by Scabbraidz; 01-01-2012, 12:27 AM.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Scabbraidz View Post
    Can you plug a LAN cable into an Ethernet port?
    Basically want I want to know: Is LAN and Ethernet both the same thing?

    I know some may find my questions stupid, but I just wanna know so I won't mess something up....
    Those are not stupid questions.

    But the proper way to ask the question would be to ask if you can connect an Ethernet cable to a WAN, LAN or WLAN port.

    Ethernet is an IEEE term for a wiring configuration. The connectors are 8-pin and referred to as RJ-45 connectors.

    WAN (Wide Area Network) refers to the incoming signal for internet service.

    LAN (Local Area Network) refers to a short distance signal (like connecting a computer to a modem, router, switch, etc.)

    WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) is connect your computer, device wirelessly.

    What was your question again? LOL

    LAn


    Why must I feel like that..why must I chase the cat?


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    • #3
      Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
      Those are not stupid questions.

      But the proper way to ask the question would be to ask if you can connect an Ethernet cable to a WAN, LAN or WLAN port.

      Ethernet is an IEEE term for a wiring configuration. The connectors are 8-pin and referred to as RJ-45 connectors.

      WAN (Wide Area Network) refers to the incoming signal for internet service.

      LAN (Local Area Network) refers to a short distance signal (like connecting a computer to a modem, router, switch, etc.)

      WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) is connect your computer, device wirelessly.

      What was your question again? LOL

      LAn
      Your reply is very helpful. I guess my question is, can I plug an Ethernet cable into a LAN port? From the Google search results it looks like LAN and Ethernet ports are the same thing just worded differently.
      http://www.youtube.com/user/Scabzilla49?feature=mhee

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      • #4
        As you can tell I'm technologically retarded.
        http://www.youtube.com/user/Scabzilla49?feature=mhee

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Scabbraidz View Post
          As you can tell I'm technologically retarded.
          What are you trying to connect? Computer, Blu-ray, Wii?

          From what to what is the question. LOL

          And yes, Ethernet cables fit LAN ports. hahaaa
          Last edited by Joe's Dad; 01-01-2012, 01:37 AM.


          Why must I feel like that..why must I chase the cat?


          "When I was young man I did some dumb things and the elders would talk to me. Sometimes I listened. Time went by and as I looked around...I was the elder".

          Mr. Rossie Freeman

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
            What are you trying to connect? Computer, Blu-ray, Wii?

            From what to what is the question. LOL
            Trying to connect a blu-ray to a receiver/modem. The blu-ray has a LAN port and the receiver/modem has an Ethernet port. Can you plug an Ethernet cable into a LAN port?
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
              What are you trying to connect? Computer, Blu-ray, Wii?

              From what to what is the question. LOL

              And yes, Ethernet cables fit LAN ports. hahaaa
              Damn it! While I was replying back, you edited and answered my question included in my reply!! Thank you for your advice and helping a technological retard, such as myself.
              http://www.youtube.com/user/Scabzilla49?feature=mhee

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Scabbraidz View Post
                Damn it! While I was replying back, you edited and answered my question included in my reply!! Thank you for your advice and helping a technological retard, such as myself.
                I watch YouTube on a 42" or 60" tv. I'm gonna check out your link next time i go on.


                Why must I feel like that..why must I chase the cat?


                "When I was young man I did some dumb things and the elders would talk to me. Sometimes I listened. Time went by and as I looked around...I was the elder".

                Mr. Rossie Freeman

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                • #9
                  Ethernet is a term for a type of connection. WAN, LAN, and WLAN are descriptors of the type of network that you are connecting to. Simply put when you plug an Ethernet cable into your blu-ray player with the other end into a router or switch then you are connecting to a LAN because it's the network within your house. Now the modem which is connected to the outside world is your WAN because it takes your traffic out of your home network. Now the modem has an Ethernet connection labeled as WAN because its telling you that when you plug the Ethernet cable into it you will be communicating to the outside... the actual outside WAN is not Ethernet because at most an Ethernet cable can handle no more than 1000ft cable length so fiber, coax, or twisted copper lines (plain old telephone wire), and are regulated by a different set of standards.
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Toolbox View Post
                    Ethernet is a term for a type of connection. WAN, LAN, and WLAN are descriptors of the type of network that you are connecting to. Simply put when you plug an Ethernet cable into your blu-ray player with the other end into a router or switch then you are connecting to a LAN because it's the network within your house. Now the modem which is connected to the outside world is your WAN because it takes your traffic out of your home network. Now the modem has an Ethernet connection labeled as WAN because its telling you that when you plug the Ethernet cable into it you will be communicating to the outside... the actual outside WAN is not Ethernet because at most an Ethernet cable can handle no more than 1000ft cable length so fiber, coax, or twisted copper lines (plain old telephone wire), and are regulated by a different set of standards.
                    Now ur really gonna turn Scabbraidz upside down!!! hahhaaaa

                    Toolz...u ever had a chance to go into a central office for DSL, HSI or Fiber data switching? I can get pretty wild seeing all those miles of wire in a rack.


                    Why must I feel like that..why must I chase the cat?


                    "When I was young man I did some dumb things and the elders would talk to me. Sometimes I listened. Time went by and as I looked around...I was the elder".

                    Mr. Rossie Freeman

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Toolbox View Post
                      Ethernet is a term for a type of connection. WAN, LAN, and WLAN are descriptors of the type of network that you are connecting to. Simply put when you plug an Ethernet cable into your blu-ray player with the other end into a router or switch then you are connecting to a LAN because it's the network within your house. Now the modem which is connected to the outside world is your WAN because it takes your traffic out of your home network. Now the modem has an Ethernet connection labeled as WAN because its telling you that when you plug the Ethernet cable into it you will be communicating to the outside... the actual outside WAN is not Ethernet because at most an Ethernet cable can handle no more than 1000ft cable length so fiber, coax, or twisted copper lines (plain old telephone wire), and are regulated by a different set of standards.
                      Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
                      Now ur really gonna turn Scabbraidz upside down!!! hahhaaaa

                      Toolz...u ever had a chance to go into a central office for DSL, HSI or Fiber data switching? I can get pretty wild seeing all those miles of wire in a rack.
                      You both have been very helpful. I pretty much have my confusion about LAN and Ethernet ports straightened out now. Again to the both of you; Thanks for your help!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Joe's Dad View Post
                        Now ur really gonna turn Scabbraidz upside down!!! hahhaaaa

                        Toolz...u ever had a chance to go into a central office for DSL, HSI or Fiber data switching? I can get pretty wild seeing all those miles of wire in a rack.
                        Haven't been in one of those, but I have been in ESPN's broadcast facility in Bristol CT. There are enough wires running through that place to drive one crazy. Wires going every which way connecting video servers, video recording servers, all the broadcast gear that links all the studios, playback rooms, control rooms, remote rooms, scrubbing rooms, transmission facility.... etc. I can only imagine what a central office looks like.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Scabbraidz View Post
                          You both have been very helpful. I pretty much have my confusion about LAN and Ethernet ports straightened out now. Again to the both of you; Thanks for your help!
                          Your welcome. As you can tell we have a wealth of tech knowledge on this site so if you have any other questions just give us a holler and we'll answer you!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Toolbox View Post
                            Haven't been in one of those, but I have been in ESPN's broadcast facility in Bristol CT. There are enough wires running through that place to drive one crazy. Wires going every which way connecting video servers, video recording servers, all the broadcast gear that links all the studios, playback rooms, control rooms, remote rooms, scrubbing rooms, transmission facility.... etc. I can only imagine what a central office looks like.
                            Try an Aircraft sometime LOL
                            We have miles of wires in a very small area...
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                            • #15
                              The connectors are 8-pin and referred to as RJ-45 connectors.????

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