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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 ...

Turning Names (URLs) Into IP Addresses
People have trouble remembering long strings of numbers, so the people who invented the Internet decided to use human-readable names to identify locations. These are known as URIs,, URLs, and URNs. 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 ...

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 ...

Network Log Collection and Monitoring
Logging allows you to monitor devices, services, ports or protocols and analyze traffic on your network. Analyzing your logs can help you identify issues before they become problems. 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 ...

Five Free Tools Every Network Administrator Should Have
Every network administrator has their own set of tools that they like to use on a daily basis. Here's my list and why each one of these free programs are in my toolbox. 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 ...

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 ...

Basics of RAID
RAID is simply an acronym that stands for Redundant Array of Independent (or Inexpensive) Disks. RAID generally allows data to be written to multiple hard disk drives so that a failure of any one drive in the array does not result in the loss of any data, as well as increasing the system?s fault tolerance. More ...

Fiber Optic Connectors - The Complete Guide
A fiber optic connector terminates the end of a fiber optic cable and is used when you need to connect and disconnect the fiber cable quickly. Fiber optic manufacturers have been on a mission to develop ae better fiber connector. There have been over 100 connectors developed over the years but only a few have stood the test of time. 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 ...

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 ...