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network port

A socket on a computer or network device that accepts a cable, which in most cases is Ethernet. Local network ports (LAN ports) are wired to each other within a building or complex, whereas a wide area network port (WAN port) is connected to a modem that reaches the outside world. Because mobile devices have built-in Wi-Fi, they do not have a network port. See LAN port, WAN port, cable categories, Ethernet and port.
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Nearly all new desktop computers have built-in network ports. If yours is more than a few years old and doesn't have them, you may need to install an Ethernet 10/100 NIC into one of the expansion slots.
So a simple strategy based on in-band management will provide some assistance in certain circumstances but will have minimum benefit if a key router goes down or if there are a number of critical devices which do not have network ports. A simplistic solution to this problem is to connect those devices which are "really critical" to modems for out-of-band connectivity.
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The device includes dual Gigabit network ports with an integrated NAT router and advanced QoS support to ensure stable, real-time performance of latency-sensitive VoIP services.
The DP1.2-Vision-XG system also includes many mission-critical features, including the screen-freeze function, the monitoring function, a redundant power supply, Single Network Management Protocol (SNMP) and two network ports.

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