Internet & Networks

Small Business Networking: Suggesting Dedicated Servers to Clients

Small business networking setups are often simple peer-to-peer networks. Use case studies of before and after to suggest dedicated servers for your small business networking.

Setting Up and Securing Your Wireless Network

Inquiring minds want to steal your sensitive data through you wireless network. Stop them in their tracks with these easy to follow steps on securing your wireless network for your home or business.

How a Computer Consulting Business Can Help Your Company

While many small companies only call in a local computer consulting business when something computer-related breaks, there's a lot to be gained by forging a proactive, long-term relationship with a local computer consulting business in your area.

Why use URL shorteners?

URL shorteners create web addresses that are easy to type and don't get mangled by word-wrap. But they hide the real address. Here's how to avoid nasty surprises.

Valuing Network Certifications - Is The Time, Money And Effort Worth The Bother?

There are many ways to get any of the large number of network certifications now available. There's not only software certification like those offered from Oracle, Java, Microsoft, etc. but there's also direct network hardware certifications from strong companies like Cisco and then there's the server administration, hardware repair, security and several sub category type certifications. All are available but the question is if these have any real value in the marketplace.

It's 12 Noon, Do You Know Who's Using Your Network?

Wireless networks are becoming more and more popular, and for good reason. Especially if you have broadband Internet access, a wireless router can give you instant communication with the world that is worthy of the science fiction I grew up reading!

Network Cabling: Available Options

Network cabling requires you to know of the options available to you and your clients. Know the pros and cons to to be able to explain to your clients the options in network cabling.

Network Monitoring for Serious eCommerce

A website is more than just one site. It is a collection of servers, sometimes dispersed across the world. Remote network performance monitoring tools make sure the all network applications are functioning.

Recognize And Understand Home Networking Components

If you have not decided already,you will soon want to network your two or more computers in your home. You want to be armed to the teach with knowledge of just what it takes to connect your computers to one another.

How to Build a Cat 5 Cable

The steps below are general Ethernet cat5 cable construction guidelines. They will work for making any category of network cables. For our example we will be making a category 5e patch cable. A key point to remember in making Ethernet patch cords is that the ?twists? in the individual pairs should remain entwined as long as possible until they reach the RJ-45 plug termination. The twisting of the pairs in the network cable is what helps to ensure good connectivity and keeps cross-talk interference to a minimum.

IT Networks: How to Argue for a Bigger Budget

IT network managers have to fight the "if it ain't broke don't fix it" mindset to win resources. Here are some winning arguments against "if it ain't broke..."

Router - Tracing Your Packets

If you're wondering about the route your message takes when sending it to another computer or website, this technical look will show exactly how you can trace your packets with a little program called Traceroute.

IT Networking: Cost-Savings, Productivity and Security

IT networking includes faxing capabilities, internet access, data backup etc. Look for new opportunities and tailor your message to your audience while discussing IT networking.

Link Load Balancing - Take a Load Off Annie

With the rapid increase in user traffic volumes and network demand for economical, reliable service , a computer network?s growth in traffic and revenues is limited only by its Link Load Balancing capabilities The better a network?s Link Load Balancing track record, the more traffic and revenue it may earn on its network investment.

Category 6 Cable: A Category above the Rest!

Today's bandwidth expectations mean that Category 5 is strategically dead. What is a category 6 cable? Despite the fact that the Category 6 standards are only at draft stage, manufacturers are offering a host of products and claiming that these products comply with the draft proposals.

Overcoming Small Business Networks Sales Objections

Learn how you can overcome the most common sales objections heard when selling networks to small business prospects, customers, and clients.

Wireless Installation Checklist

It's well worth searching a site like for wireless equipment, and taking a look at people's reviews to see what the different brands out there are like, and what you can get for your money.

Password Unification

First let me point out I?m one of those life-long students. Not because if love college, but because I can never make up my mind on what I want to do. After making some big life changes I decided to take a full year away from school. Yesterday I attempted to register for this coming spring semester to get back on track. Interestingly enough my account has been disabled? sort of... This is where the fun starts.

Finding Your MAC Address On Wired And Wireless Network Cards

An article about how to find wired and wireless network card MAC addresses. It also goes into details about the output of the "ipconfig /all" command and "arp" command

Peltier Associates Breaking and Fixing Wireless Security

To the information security professional wireless networking may be thought of as a four letter word to be avoided at all costs. Regardless of the security implication wireless networking can provide cost efficiency, and because of that wireless technologies are here to stay.

Fiber Optics In The Real World

Optic fibers are used widely in the medical field for diagnosing and treating a variety of ailments. Because optic fibers can be made extremely thin and made into flexible strands, they can be used for insertion into blood vessels, lungs and other parts of the body. Optic fibers have been enabling physicians to look and work inside the body through tiny incisions with an instrument called an Endoscope. An Endoscope is a medical instrument made to carry two bundles of optic fi...