Network Troubleshooting and Support
Internet Access Methods for Your SME
Most people access the Internet using a DSL connection using the telephone network. More
subscribers are beginning to use co-ax or optical fiber cable connections, and, increasingly, 3G mobile connections. More ...
Network Cabling and Installation
Network cable in conjunction with the associated hardware (network switches, hubs, demarcation equipment) is responsible for computers being able to connect and transfer data across intranets (internal network) and the internet. More ...
In the traditional LAN, all the computers are connected together by a cable. People who
want to work at home or need access to the company's data from a customer's office
need access to the LAN. More ...
VPN and VPN Protocols
VPN stands for virtual private network, and it's a type of technology that establishes a secure network
connection over a public network, like the internet, or even within a service provider's private network. More ...
How a Firewall Provides Network Security
A firewall provides security by controlling access between a network and an untrusted
network. A firewall can be a hardware device, software, or combination of hardware and software. More ...
To Avoid Network Downtime Perform Risk Assessment
The demand for new applications, coupled with burgeoning use of edge computing, and the need to keep the
current systems operational may lead to overlooking the day to day preventative steps and infrastructure requirements. More ...
Nine Tips for Designing a Small Business Network
Technology professionals can get wrapped up in a lot of detail while planning and designing
systems. It is up to the business to ensure that the needs and requirements of the business
are considered throughout the planning process. More ...
Fiber Optic Cable Tester - What Is It and How to Use?
A fiber optic cable tester is a hand-held troubleshooting device that sends red laser
light down a fiber to check for faults such as cracked fibers or defective splices. More ...
What is the Difference Between NAT and PAT?
NAT works by mapping a pool of public IP addresses one-to-one to the private IP addresses, keeping the port number intact.
PAT uses a single public IP address and maps multiple private IP addresses to it by using different port numbers. More ...
Letting Your SME Users Access the Internet
The Web is a data service that allows users to access and display information contained
on devices elsewhere in the world. The Web is also one of the greatest sources of malware. More ...
SME Network Internet IP Addressing Strategies
Every device that needs to communicate with the Internet needs a unique IP address. There are two different,
and functionally incompatible, IP addressing schemes: IPv4 and IPv6. More ...
Disaster Recovery Planning and Network Services Continuity
This article discusses some of the main components of any enterprise network Disaster
Recovery Plan. Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) starts with a discussion that involves
key management employees. It is important to get their support with any disaster recovery initiative. More ...
Network Design Process - Effective Network Planning and Design
The network planning and design methodology describes a process with nine specific
steps and a sequence for those activities. It is an engineering life cycle that
supports technical initiatives such as Windows migration, IP telephony and wireless
design. The methodology begins with examining company business requirements. More ...
Network Management Components - The Basics of an Effective Management Strategy
This article will define a network management strategy for managing the network.
It is necessary to define how the equipment is going to be monitored and determine
if the current management strategy is adequate or if new applications, equipment,
protocols and processes must be identified. More ...