Network Troubleshooting and Support
How to Use a Network Cable Toner
If your facility has lots of cables in messy bundles running to a server room and you're trying to figure
out where a specific network cable goes. you need to use a device called a network cable toner. More ...
Wireless Network Troubleshooting
The process of troubleshooting your network if it has wireless components is somewhat
more complex than wired infrastructure. In fact you must troubleshoot both wired and
wireless infrastructure to determine the problem. 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 ...
Five Network Design Considerations
Here are five things that must be taken into consideration in a network's design. A designer must consider; redundancy, congestion,
hardware limits, monitoring, and Layer 8, the hypothetical 'user' layer of the OSI model in network design. More ...
Configuring DHCP for Your SME Network
DHCP (Dynamic Host Control Protocol) is a network service that allows a device that is attached to
the network to be allocated an IP address automatically. More ...
The Secret of Maintaining Your Fiber Optic Network
During fiber optic network maintenance it is often necessary to identify a specific
fiber without disrupting live service. A fiber identifier allows you to do this. More ...
How to Set Up a Network Printer for a Home or Small Office
Adding a network printer to your home or small office can seem like a daunting task.
In this article I cover the basics of installing a wired or wireless network printer on one,
or multiple computers in three simple steps. More ...
Local Network IP Addressing Strategies
Typically, a home or SME network would use one block of 256 addresses as a subnet. Most
home networks use one block out of the 192.168.x.x private address space - frequently 192.168.0.0 or 192.168.1.0. More ...
Turning Names (URLs) Into IP Addresses
People have trouble remembering long strings of numbers, so the people who invented
the Internet decided to use human-readable names to identify locations. These are
known as URIs,, URLs, and URNs. 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 ...
Putting Your SME Data on the Internet
It can be important to allow content on your network out onto the Internet.
There are two basic mechanisms to do this. More ...
Network Cabling Design
With a small network of a few work stations that is not expected to grow, you might
get away with just "winging" the cable installation, but the installation of a serious
computer network needs a plan. without a plan your network will be prone to frequent
failures and will be difficult to expand. 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 ...