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Networking and Servers

Assume I have a server set up for an app or a website.
Can I (in anyway) connect to the server through the following route?
Phone-->Mobile data-->
Network operator-->Server
No cables in between final step

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Re: server

Why do you think a wireless connection shouldn't work?

Kees

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(NT) sounds like a homework question
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Pretty new homework question.

The oddity here is that term "Network Operator." The OP should elaborate what that is.

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Re: oddity

That's AT&T and Verizon, of course. But I don't understand what "no cables in between final step" means.

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Those network operators

Mind you I have some background in apps that connected with those company offerings but their wording is not one I've seen before. Maybe it's their first time out there.

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Re: network operator
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It's not a common term I read when noting cellular access.

There's more to this as well as the systems here in NA (we covered use in Mexico, USA, Canada) didn't work when putting a "server" up on a cellular connection. It's mildly technical but it has to do with how most cellular access doesn't hold it's IP address steady for long.

The design is definitely made for client use like email, web browsing or apps that go get something from the web.

A server would need to be at some IP for a time for the request to make it to the server.

This is partly why I want to hear a little more why and how they connected.

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That's quite clear.

A webserver needs to have a fixed IP-address (to be reachable via the usual DNS) and that usually is a wired connection.

But wouldn't using fixed Wimax (http://www.teletopix.org/wimax/what-is-fixed-wimax/) work, with one station being on the AT&T network and the other station connected to my web server? Not that it will often be done that way, of course, but in principle.

Kees

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Here, the cost and coverage of fixed wimax

Meant we couldn't pull it off. That said there was a way for our code to cheat and that's what we did in the end. It's pretty technical but if the OP would tell more maybe we can get down to it.

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