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Everything You Need To Know About LAN Backbone Cabling
In many cases, backbone cabling is between wiring closets on the same floor of a building, but it may be the floor to floor wiring in a multi-floor building, or between buildings on a campus. More ...

Creating a Backup Plan
Imagine a large corporation with millions of dollars of data stored on their network. A fire causes massive data loss. How much work would be required to re-create the lost data? Without backups, the company may not survive the disaster. More ...

VPN and VPN Protocols
VPN stands for virtual private network, and it's a type of technology that establishes a secure network connection over a public network, like the internet, or even within a service provider's private network. 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 ...

Data Center and Server Relocation Planning and Execution
Forecasts predict 53 percent percent of companies will move their data centers within the next few years. What's your company's blueprint for a successful data center and server relocation planning and execution? 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 ...

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 ...

How to Choose a Fiber Optic Tool Kit
What do you need in a fiber optic tool kit? There are kits for epoxy and polishing connector termination, quick connector termination, fusion splicing, mechanical splicing, optic cleaning, fiber optic testing, and many more. 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 ...

How a Firewall Provides Network Security
A firewall provides security by controlling access between a network and an untrusted network. A firewall can be a hardware device, software, or combination of hardware and software. More ...

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 ...

Building the Backbone Network
The backbone is a network, the function of which is to connect the LANs together. There are no workstations connected directly to the backbone. In some cases, you might connect servers to it, but most backbones carry nothing but internetwork traffic. 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 ...