Computer Networking Technologies and Media
Static Versus Dynamic Routing
Routers direct traffic between networks or subnetworks. With static routing a network administrator manually
creates the router's routing table. With dynamic routing the router learn about networks use routing protocols
like RIP, RIP2, EIGRP, OSPF, or BGP. More ...
Fiber Distributed Data Interface
The Fiber Distributed Data Interface (FDDI) uses pulses of light and fiber optic cable to
send signals with a 100 Mbps throughput over dual counter-rotating rings. More ...
What Are Pseudo-Wires?
Pseudo-wire is a mechanism used in networking and telecommunications to emulate various services using packet switched
networks with technologies such as Ethernet, MPLS (Multi Protocol Labelled Switching) and IP (Internet Protocol). More ...
How to Choose the Proper Fiber Optic Connector for Your FTTH (Fiber To The Home) Installation
Fiber optic connectors can be divided into three groups: simplex, duplex and multiple
fiber connectors. Simplex connector means only one fiber is terminated in the connector.
Duplex connector means two fibers are terminated in the connector. More ...
Computer Network Routers, Hubs, and Switches
The most common components on a computer network, not counting cables, are "routers",
"hubs", and "switches". Many of these modules can be appear similar and there can be
significant overlap in roles. This article explains the difference between these
important network components. More ...
Token Ring Network
In 1984 IBM invented Token Ring. The token ring network may be setup with a physical ring
topology, but is usually implemented in a physical star topology. The central device of the
token ring is called a Multistation Access Unit. More ...
Understanding Optical Fiber Types
Two major types of optical fibers exist for communication systems: multimode and single mode.
Multimode fiber can carry many modes of light rays, while single mode fiber can only carry one mode of light ray. More ...
How to Set up a Private Network
A private network is one which does not connect directly to the internet, but does allow you
to connect to other computers that are on the same physical network. More ...
Difference Between Unmanaged, Web Smart and Managed Switch
A network switch is used to route data over a communication network. There are four major types of a switches.
It can either be an unmanaged switch, a managed switch, a smart switch or an enterprise managed switch.
Each kind of switch has its own strengths and weaknesses. More ...
System Area Network Interface Cards
Whereas the standard network may use twisted-pair cabling, the System Area Network may use
separate fiber-optic cabling. System Area Network interface cards are special high speed
circuits that provide communications between the servers over the System Area Network. More ...
How Do Fiber Optic Couplers Work and How are They Made?
Fiber optic couplers are needed for tapping (monitoring the signal quality) or more complex
telecommunication systems which require more than simple point-to-point connections, such as
ring architectures, bus architectures and star architectures. More ...
What is FTTP, FTTH, FTTB, and FTTD?
Some FTTx such as FTTN (fiber to the node), FTTC (fiber to the curb) depend on copper wires for
final connection to the customers premises which contrasts with FTTP. FTTP can be further
categorized into FTTH (fiber to the home), FTTB (fiber to the building), etc. More ...