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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Steps For Designing a Crisis Management Plan
There are six steps for defining a crisis management plan that can be easily remembered using the word CRISIS. Use the steps of CRISIS to be ready to deal with emergencies that your organization might face. 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 ...

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 ...

Website Design Process Client Meeting Checklist
The first step in creating an effective design is meeting the clients. If possible the first meeting should be person-to-person. Here are questions to ask. More ...

How Snort's Stealth TCP Port Scanning Works
Snort is an open source network intrusion detection system, capable of performing real-time traffic analysis and packet logging on IP networks. It can perform protocol analysis, content searching and matching, and can be used to detect a variety of attacks and probes. 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 ...

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 ...

Network Administration: Windows User Properties
For each user account you create on your network, you can set additional properties for the user by right-clicking the new user and choosing Properties from the contextual menu. More ...

Rack Mount Enclosures and Server Racks
when shopping for rack mount cabinets you will see references to cabinets like 10u, 12u, 25u and so on. So what does all of this mean? All computer heights are measured in units called "U's". In the world of computers, when referring to the height of a computer, 1 "U" equals 1.75 inches. More ...

How to Setup a Netgear Wireless Router Without Installation Disc
Do you need to setup your Netgear wireless router but don't have the installation disc? This article shows you how to manually setup your Netgear wireless router without any trouble. More ...