Network Troubleshooting and Support
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 ...
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 ...
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 Connect a Wireless Router
You will be required to configure the SSID of the wireless router. Your router will have a default SSID,
but you should change it to a name that you remember. More ...
How to Make a Network Cable
The steps below are general Ethernet Cat 5 cable construction guidelines. For
our example, we will be making a Category 5e patch cable, but the same general
method will work for making any category of network cables. More ...
Network Schematic Symbols
A network diagram is a map of the nodes and connections in a computer network. Cisco's
icons are globally recognized and generally accepted as standard for network topology design. 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 ...
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 ...
To Avoid Network Downtime Perform Risk Assessment
The demand for new applications, coupled with burgeoning use of edge computing, and the need to keep the
current systems operational may lead to overlooking the day to day preventative steps and infrastructure requirements. More ...
Questions to Ask Before Beginning Network Design
Before beginnig to design your network, you need to ask, and have answered, several key questions:
Will you allow your PC(s) to access Internet services. Will you allow other users to access services
that you provide from your private network. 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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...