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Network Troubleshooting and Support

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 ...

Network Design and Proof of Concept Testing
All design changes you make to your network must be tested with a proof of concept plan. The proof of concept test results should be examined and used to modify current infrastructure, security and management specifications before generating a design proposal. 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 ...

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 ...

Five Open Source DevOps Tools
Quick and improved releases are the need of the hour in today's software development landscape. DevOps tools aid in simplifying this otherwise complex process. Here are some open source DevOps tools. More ...

Disaster Recovery Planning and Network Services Continuity
This article discusses some of the main components of any enterprise network Disaster Recovery Plan. Disaster Recovery Planning (DRP) starts with a discussion that involves key management employees. It is important to get their support with any disaster recovery initiative. More ...

Standard Network Path Metrics
Selecting performance metrics are key to an effective network performance monitoring strategy. Before assigning performance metrics, we need to understand the typical industry standard performance metrics used. 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 ...

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 ...

Network Maintenance
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 ...

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 ...

Calculating VoIP Bandwidth
If an organization is considering VoIP deployment, it should first calculate how much bandwidth is required. Bandwidth consumption estimated early on will determine if the organization needs to increase Internet speeds or otherwise optimize their 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 ...