Welcome to LAN and WAN
-- Your single source for advice, information, and
components on networks.
This is the one-stop source for the unified office
of the future. It will take you systematically on your way to build the network just right for your needs.
The frequently updated information on advances of technology on this
site will help you make the system that actually saves money and gets
you to the cutting edge of technology.
We will tell you in plain language fundamental information that you
need to know to build your network, be it a network of two computers
at home or a network of networks combining multiple sites spanning
several states. We also provide
installation kits for do-it-yourselfers. These include
pre-installation and post installation help including telephone consultation. You need
not go anywhere else to complete your job.
IT products are positioned in the market to sell in the easiest and
profitable way for the manufacturers. The general approach in this
industry is to sell individual parts and upscale computers. Often,
these are bought because others have them or because of the gee-whiz
attraction to the high-tech style of their presentation. High priced
computers and components do not necessarily make an elegant system of
high efficiency. Often they produce the opposite effect.
Careful design makes all the difference
We design networks that do their work unobtrusively in the background
without needing attention and service. Products that are easiest to
use and demand least attention deliver best efficiency to the office.
Our designs assign duties to the components that they are
manufactured to do best. For example, routers and switches control intrusions from
outside the network and the servers
do the work of serving files.
Modern networks are simple, fast and cheaper
We aim for high level of utility and efficiency for the office while
reducing cost-of-ownership of the
installation. As you will see on this site, our solutions rationalize and simplify networks. The
standards based networks we describe here have the best chance to
keep up with fast evolving network and communications
Get independent advice
At LAN and WAN, we do not represent manufacturers. Our philosophy is
to provide the solution that best tackles the problem. We understand
that no two installations are the same. Components are carefully
selected to suit each individual situation. Though our solutions are remarkably simple, we
provide an extended period of free help so that users settle-in
comfortably with the new system.
When others sell computers, routers, broadband connections, we
evaluate the requirements of the customer and provide the
Start it today!
Whether you are starting a home-based operation, own a single office
or multiple location enterprise, it is time to catch up with
technology. The cushion for mistakes that was always available is
gone with too many tech savvy players competing. So, plan well before
deciding what you should do.
A good start is to evaluate what you currently have and what you want
to achieve. The question arises, though, how
would you know what you should have if you do not know what is
available out there. We can help you with that. Tell us what
you have and the nature of your business or needs. We will suggest
what you need to do. Usually, our solutions lead the customer to new
avenues of business that they did not envision before.
Please browse the well-illustrated pages of this site and call or
message us if you have any questions. (See contact information on the
left.) We will keep adding more information and details in the next
few weeks. Specially, look for pages on Small-Office and geographically distributed
Enterprise-Network. Remember to come
back often to check out the changes.