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    • IP Address Conflict

      IP Address Conflict

      An IP (or Internet Protocol) address conflict occurs when two different systems on the same subnet are assigned or otherwise have their network interface configured to use the same IP address. It is possible to have two systems on different subnets configured with the same IP address, but not have a conflict occur due to

    • Static Route

      Static Route

      A static route is one that a network administrator creates manually. The opposite of a static route is a dynamic route. Dynamic routes are created by routing protocols. Static routes have advantages and disadvantages when compared to dynamic routes. Advantages of Static Routes: Easy to configure No routing protocol overhead Disadvantages of Static Routes: Network

    • 192.168.2.1 – What Are its Uses and Why is it Important?

      192.168.2.1 – What Are its Uses and Why is it Important?

      192.168.2.1 is a private IP address commonly used by the SMC and Belkin router manufacturers for device setup and troubleshooting. SMC and Belkin specialize in manufacturing home networking equipment that competes with Netgear, D-Link, and Linksys brands in the marketplace. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) does not grant exclusive use of the IP address

    • LAN Switching and Switch Types

      LAN Switching and Switch Types

      Switches represent the features and technologies that can be used to respond to the requirements in emerging network design. Some basic operations and technologies of switches are as follows: Fast Convergence: Switches stipulate that the network must adapt quickly to network topology changes. Deterministic Paths: Switches provide desirability of a given path to a destination for certain

    • How to Access a Netgear Router

      How to Access a Netgear Router

      You can manually connect to a Netgear router by plugging an Ethernet cable into both the router and computer. Once this connection is established, you can type 192.168.1.1  (the default IP address) in the browser in order to access the Netgear router interface. A dialog box should appear asking for the username and password, which

    • How to Disable the Netgear Router Firewall

      How to Disable the Netgear Router Firewall

      In most cases, disabling the firewall on a Netgear router is a really bad idea. In fact, it is such a bad idea that Netgear does not even make a button in their GUI that does this. Nevertheless, users can effectively disable a Netgear router firewall just by adding a rule or two to the

    • How to Upgrade LinkSys Firmware

      How to Upgrade LinkSys Firmware

      It is important to check regularly if a Linksys product has a new firmware update. Firmware updates are quite common in computer peripherals and devices and in many cases must be updated in order to run properly. However, before upgrading LinkSys firmware, it is important to understand what firmware is and why it should be

    • Session Layer

      Session Layer

      The Session Layer is Layer 5 of the OSI (Open Systems Interconnection) Model of computer networking. The Session Layer is directly after the Transport Layer and before the Presentation Layer, allowing it to interact with applications as well as network components. The Session Layer is responsible for opening, maintaining, and closing all sessions between multiple

    • How to Clear the ARP Cache

      How to Clear the ARP Cache

      ARP (Address Resolution Protocol) Cache is a technique used to store “mappings” of  OSI Model Network Layer addresses (IP addresses) to corresponding OSI Model Data Link addresses (MAC addresses). Due to a variety of possible circumstances, ARP cache can become damaged requiring the end user or administrator to determine how to clear the ARP cache

    • DNS (Domain Name System)

      DNS (Domain Name System)

      Domain Name System (DNS) is an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) standard name service which enables applications and users to connect to hosts in TCP/IP based networks by specifying a name. DNS makes it possible to assign domain names to organizations independent of the routing of the numerical IP address. DNS is a hierarchically distributed database that creates hierarchical names

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