LAN administrator

LAN administrator

(job)
A person who installs and maintains LAN hardware and software. A LAN administrator troubleshoots network usage and computer peripherals. He installs new users, performs system backups and data recovery, and resolves LAN communications problems.

network administrator

A person who manages a local area communications network (LAN) or wide area network (WAN) for an organization. Responsibilities include network security, installing new hardware and applications, monitoring software upgrades and daily activity, enforcing licensing agreements, developing a storage management program and providing for routine backups, not to mention ensuring that it is up and running all the time. Some headache! See system administrator, WAN administrator, system development life cycle, job descriptions and salary survey.


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Agha works as a LAN administrator at an Athens-based oil and gas company in Doha earning around 7,000 Qatari Riyals (Dh7,060) a month.
Portsmouth-based Service Credit Union has added new staff and announced promotions at several locations: Portsmouth/Corporate--Corina Fournier, LAN Administrator; Aimee Sundstrom, promoted to segmentation and public relations officer; Carolyn Richard, marketing associate; Rebecca Johns, promoted to senior administrative representative; and Michael Warrell, promoted to assistant vice president of member services.
Once the UDS-10 adapter was connected, an IP address from the company's LAN administrator was programmed into the unit using Microsoft HyperTerminal, making the communication with the network possible.
Keir's duties at his present command include transportation officer, LAN administrator, command fitness leader, training coordinator and explosives certifications.
Now the LAN administrator can do all the work, only much more easily and quickly.
Using the service, a LAN administrator can have all of the latest technical and marketing support information from Banyan delivered automatically to the desktop as well as to other workstations on the LAN.
The responsibility for ensuring that a network runs smoothly falls to the LAN administrator.
In smaller organizations, which may have, for example, several interconnected LANs, possibly from different vendors and based on different technologies, the LAN administrator may also be the network manager.
Others support network intrusion detection through port mirroring, allowing the LAN administrator to selectively monitor specific switch ports from intrusion-detection management consoles.
The disaster recovery plan should be tested by the LAN administrator and emergency response personnel to determine if it will work.
After a discussion with the LAN administrator, we decided to create a generic "library" login ID with limited LAN access for the public access terminal at our circulation desk, so that we could turn it on, log in, and leave it on all day.
A LAN administrator is also responsible for network security.