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Document ID:1186
Subject:Difference between Internet and your local network
Creation date:1/8/10 11:26 AM
Last modified on:1/8/10 12:20 PM


Internet VS Local Network


Most installation of SynaMan will reside behind a firewall creating two networks:

  1. Internet
  2. Local network
The following image tries to explain this concept.



Every machine is assigned an IP address, which is used by other machines to connect. A firewall hides this IP address from users on the Internet and exposes a different address, called the public IP. Users on the Internet always connect to SynaMan using the public IP address.

When creating a public link in SynaMan, you have to decide where will the end-user be accessing SynaMan from. If this user resides inside your network, you can send them the link for Local Network. Otherwise, you must send them a link for Internet.

Frequently Asked Questions

Question: Can users on the local network use the link for meant for the Internet?
Answer: The answer depends on the configuration of your firewall. Although most firewalls allow this by default, some devices, such as Cisco PIX, does not allow machines on the local network to connect using the public IP.


User comments

Posted by usiholo Iredia on 11/1/15 2:42 PM

what is the differnce between internet and networking

Posted by joachim nino on 11/24/15 8:40 PM

network is single or individual in platform build to access local but internet can be access globally.

Posted by Zahid on 10/23/14 11:32 AM

what is difference between Network & internet

Posted by elisha veda on 2/14/17 11:45 AM

please what is difference between internet and network?

Posted by Mansur abdullahi ahmed on 8/14/17 5:28 AM

The difference between internet and network?

Posted by anthony on 7/31/14 10:07 AM

what is the different of network and internet

Posted by Sanjay Gupta on 2/2/10 1:31 PM

You could specify a custom host name for public links. Check http://web.synametrics.com/specifyingcustomhostname.htm

Posted by so on 3/22/14 5:51 AM

Its a question: Who is better??? Internet or Network?


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