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Computer Networking Basics and Certification

Network+ Certification Exam Tutorial - DHCP And RARP
Part of passing the Network+ exam is mastering the many different protocols and services you're introduced to in your studies, and that's especially hard when two protocols do much the same thing! That's the case with RARP and DHCP, so let's take a close look at these two protocols and why we use them in the first place. More ...

Cable Broadband Internet Service
Cable broadband Internet service uses a coaxial cable and/or fiber-optic cable from the provider's office to your home or office. At your end, the coaxial cable connects to a router or modem. The router or modem connects to your network or computer through an USB cable, Ethernet cable, or wireless circuit. More ...

What Routers Do
A router is a networking device that connects different networks. Routers direct the traffic on the Internet. Without routing every network space is isolated. More ...

Definition: Cloud Computing
We keep hearing the term Cloud Computing, but what is it? Cloud Computing is a network of shared resources anywhere in the World that can be quickly provisioned in response to customer demand. More ...

Network Servers
A server is a computer in a client/server network that provides services or roles on a network and provides a central location for administration of the network. More ...

What is DNS?
Have you ever wondered what happens when you enter, or click on, a web address in your browser? How does your computer connect to the Web site you requested? Part of what makes that happen is the Internet's Domain Name Service (DNS). More ...

Network Know-How: An Essential Guide for the Accidental Administrator
This book is a straight to the point description of networks, what they do, how they operate, and how to manage them. The book is largely free of jargon and arcane, obscure terminology. The author does a good job of laying out the essentials in an easy to understand format. More ...

Turning Your Home into a Wi-Fi Network
Creating a customized home Wi-Fi network is a great weekend project that you can accomplish with some patience and the proper tools. Before you dive into the wireless world, make sure you know what lies ahead of you. More ...

What is Port Forwarding?
Port forwarding redirects a communication request from one address and port number connection to another while the packets are traversing a network gateway. This technique is used to hide hosts residing on an internal network from hosts on external networks. More ...

Fiber Optic Cabling For Beginners
Traditionally, twisted pair copper cable has been the most common form of network cabling. As technology continues to advance however, fiber optic cable is quickly becoming the standard in network cabling. More ...

Create a Peer-to-peer Network
Many small to medium sized organizations are wrestling with Windows server and paying excessive licensing fees when they don't need to. Sure, a server provides centralized security administration, but is it really more efficient? More ...

Satellite Broadband Internet Service
Satellite broadband internet service transmits and receives signals between a ground dish antenna and a geosynchronous satellite. A geosynchronous satellite orbits the Earth with a period equal to the Earth's rotational period and therefor appears motionless, at a fixed position in the sky. More ...

What is a Proxy Server?
A Proxy Server is a piece of software that works at the Application layer of the OSI model to increase the security of a network. A proxy server acts as an intermediary between the internal network and external networks. More ...