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Network Troubleshooting and Support

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 ...

Designing a Home and SME Network Architecture
An architecture is an overall plan for your network. You need to choose an architecture to make sure that the solution addresses your needs and everything you design is targeted to meeting those needs. 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 ...

Troubleshooting The Network
When you receive a call for technical support, you need to log the problem as you receive the call. To prioritize a problem you need to assess the seriousness of the problem and what impact it has on the network. More ...

Fiber Optics Troubleshooting
Fiber optics provides an advantage over copper cabling for Ethernet in that fiber optic cables can go farther and have higher capacity for throughput. Fiber optics is very reliable and most of the problems presented can be avoided or resolved by simply following the standards. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Metro Ethernet Fundamentals for WAN Connectivity
Because of its cost effectiveness, availability and seamless protocol transition from campus network to WAN, Metro Ethernet is increasing in popularity. This artice provides the fundamentals for Metro Ethernet WAN Connectivity. More ...

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 ...

Network Installation
The installation of a new network can be divided into three phases. Design, implementation, and troubleshooting. The first and most important phase in a new network installation process is the design phase. 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 ...

Network Problem Troubleshooting Flowchart
One of the duties of a network technician is to troubleshoot problems with networking hardware, software, and applications this article provides a network problem troubleshooting flowchart used to solve networking problems. More ...