Network Troubleshooting and Support
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 ...
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 ...
Firewall Perimeter Network (DMZ)
A DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) or Perimeter Network is the area between the firewall that protects
the network from untrusted external networks (the Internet) and the firewall that protects the internal network. 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 ...
Wireless Network Security - The Basics of Securing a Wireless LAN
This article discusses how to secure your home and business wireless network. The process of a
client associating and authenticating to an access point is standard. The security requirements
vary from a home network, small business network and government departments requiring
stringent network security. 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 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 ...
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 ...
It is important to create a backup procedure for your network. The backup procedure
should define a schedule and the type of backups that will be created. Each backup
disc or tape should be clearly labeled and recorded in a log. More ...
Network Security Model - Defining an Enterprise Security Strategy
These are the five primary security groups that should be considered with any
enterprise security model. These include security policy, perimeter, network,
transaction and monitoring security. These are all part of any effective
company security strategy. More ...
What is Structured Cabling for LANs (Local Area Networks)?
With today's high speed networks, people realize that the networking system must be
broken up into shorter chunks for that reason structured wiring standard has been developed. More ...