Computer Networking Protocols and Standards
A Simple Description of the IPv6 Header and Datagram
This article provides a simple description of the IPv6 header and datagram without a lot referring back to IPv4. More ...
WAN Network Protocols - DSL, SONET, HDLC, DWDM, DLSW+
This article discusses some of the most implemented Wide Area Networking (WAN) protocols
in enterprise networking environments today including HDLC, DSL, SONET, DWDM, and DLSW+.
HDLC is a Cisco proprietary protocol for designed
for sending data across serial links. More ...
OSI Transport Layer
The Transport layer (OSI layer 4) uses connection-oriented protocols to provide a
reliable end-to-end connection between the source computer and the destination computer.
Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) is a transport layer protocol. More ...
The OSI Data Link Layer
The Data Link layer uses MAC addresses is to pass data frames from the Physical layer to
the Network layer and vice versa. The use of MAC addresses permits the direction of data
within the same network, but not across routers. More ...
Free eBook: Introduction to 802.11 Wireless
The growth of wireless mobile devices is incredible. If you're an IT professional you'll need
to understand wireless technology. This free ebook by Aaron Balchunas explains everything
from radio frequency to wireless authentication protocols. More ...
IEEE 802 Standards Specify the Basics of Physical and Logical Networking
The (IEEE) Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers is an organization that defines standards for networking. The 802 Standards Specify the Basics of physical and logical networking. More ...
How to Set Up FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is used to transfer computer files between a client and server on a network. This article explains how to set up FTP on IIS and that FTP is not a secure protocol and some secure file transfer alternatives. More ...
TCP/IP comes with a set of command line utilities that a network technician can use to
manage and troubleshoot a network. PING is used to test the ability of two hosts on a
network to communicate. More ...
The OSI Network Layer
The Network layer (OSI layer 3) uses routable protocols to deliver data packets to
networks connected through routers. Routing is the process of moving data packets from
one network or network segment to another. More ...
Systems can deliver packets only to other devices attached to the same physical network. A gateway is a network point, referred to as a router, that acts as an entrance to another network. More ...
Wireless Network Standards - 80211a, 80211b, 80211g, 80211n, 80216
This article describes the 80211a, 80211b, 80211g, 80211n, 80216, the current IEEE defined
wireless protocol standards in use today, their bandwidth, maximum data rate, and coverage area. More ...
Wireless Standards - 802.11a 802.11b 802.11g 802.11n 802.11i Explained
The IEEE 802.11 family of standards which provides for Wireless Ethernet or (Wi-Fi) has
evolved over the years. This article explains the differences between 802.11a 802.11b
802.11g 802.11n and 802.11i. More ...
The OSI Physical Layer
The Physical layer (OSI layer 1) deals with the mechanical and electrical specifications
of the network hardware. Layer 1 specifications define connectors, pin-outs, signal
voltages, and related software. More ...