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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 ...

Structured Network Troubleshooting Methodology Step 4 Establish a Plan of Action to Resolve the Problem and Identify Potential Effects
Step 2 in a structured network troubleshooting methodology is to establish a theory of probable cause. Step 3 is to Test the Theory to Determine the Cause. Here we discus Step 4, Establish a Plan of Action to Resolve the Problem and Identify Potential Effects. 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 ...

Built-in Utilities for Network Troubleshooting
One of the most important responsibilities of a network administrator is to fix any problems that arise with the network. Most operating systems come with built-in utilities that can be used in the troubleshooting process. Described here are the most useful of these utilities. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Troubleshoot Network Connectivity With a Time Domain Reflectometer (TDR)
A time-domain reflectometer (TDR) is an instrument that can be used to locate faults in network cables. It can be used for routine maintenance or tracking down illegal taps. More ...

Restrict User's Logon Hours and Access to Computers
For each user account you can restrict the hours during which the user is allowed to log on and you can restrict a user to only certain computers. 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 ...

Troubleshoot Common Cabling Problems
To be an effective troubleshooter, it helps to understand the types of things that commonly go wrong in networks so that you can become proficient in recognizing and solving issues. Here are just some of the things you need to be on the lookout for with cabling in a network. More ...

Troubleshoot Network With a Syslog Server
Most network devices, like switches and routers, are capable of generating a log of events, called a syslog. It can be difficult to sift through the volume of logged messages therefore several company's have created utilities called syslog servers to search, sort and group messages and provide other useful features. 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 ...


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