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Campus and WAN Multilayer Network Design
The idea for defining a multilayer campus model was developed by Cisco to improve campus network performance, availability and scalability. There are three layers that comprise the campus multilayer model are the access layer, distribution layer and core layer. More ...

How to Connect a Wireless Router
You will be required to configure the SSID of the wireless router. Your router will have a default SSID, but you should change it to a name that you remember. More ...

Data Center and Server Relocation Planning and Execution
Forecasts predict 53 percent percent of companies will move their data centers within the next few years. What's your company's blueprint for a successful data center and server relocation planning and execution? More ...

Network Notepad Free Network Diagraming Tool
Network Notepad is a freeware app for creating interactive network diagrams. It's a complete network diagramming tool that includes interactive functionality like telnet, browse, ping, and more. Network Notepad has an easy-to-use drag-and-drop interface" More ...

Fiber Optic Connectors - The Complete Guide
A fiber optic connector terminates the end of a fiber optic cable and is used when you need to connect and disconnect the fiber cable quickly. Fiber optic manufacturers have been on a mission to develop ae better fiber connector. There have been over 100 connectors developed over the years but only a few have stood the test of time. 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 ...

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 Change Control System
The most boring, but also the most important task of a network administrator is documenting the network. Documenting your network can save you an enormous amount of time and money. 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 to Design a Highly Reliable Fiber Optic Network
What happens if a major fiber optic cable is cut or a major hubbing location is destroyed? This article is about the survivability of a well designed fiber network. More ...

Lean IT in Simple Terms
Lean is a method applied by Toyota to their manufacturing system in the 1990's. Lean IT is an extension of this method applied to the IT environment. It's difficult to lean what lean IT is because, in order to sell training seminars and certifications, any description or explanation of it is loaded with buzzwords and jargon. More ...

Why Bother to Design Your SME Network?
Most people browse over to their online networking accessories supperstore, buy a kit, plug it in and off they go. Usually it works just fine, so why bother to design your network? More ...

Standard Network Path Metrics
Selecting performance metrics are key to an effective network performance monitoring strategy. Before assigning performance metrics, we need to understand the typical industry standard performance metrics used. More ...