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Fiber Optic Bend Radius Standards
Fiber optic cable can be damaged by placing too much tension on the cable or bending the cable excessively during installation. Excessive bending or too much pulling force can permanently damage the fiber by causing micro cracks. 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 ...

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 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 ...

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 ...

Network Cabling Do's and Don'ts
Installing network cabling yourself can definitely be cost effective. Here are some tips for both network cabling professionals and do-it-yourselfers. 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 ...

Network Topology Diagram
An IT manager must know the network topology and should always have it in front of his eyes. Here, we review the process of the network topology discovery and network diagram creation using the specialized software. 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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...