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    • DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer)

      DSLAM (Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer)

      Faster connections to the Internet from phone lines are possible through a Digital Subscriber Line Access Multiplexer (abbreviated to DSLAM).  The role of this network device is located in the telephone exchanges of providers for the services.  The service works by taking advantage of the multiplexing techniques used to connect several Digital Subscriber Lines to

    • What is the Netgear Router Default IP Address?

      What is the Netgear Router Default IP Address?

      Netgear is a leading manufacturer of networking devices such as modems, wireless routers, and network storage devices. Netgear products can be found in virtually every country and millions of consumers around the world use them for both residential and commercial purposes. Netgear Router Default IP Address As with any router, all Netgear routers include a

    • How to Access a Router

      How to Access a Router

      A router is a networking device that allows your computer to connect to the Internet. Router facilitates a concurrent connection of multiple computers for the same Internet line. The core purpose of a router is to channelize incoming and outgoing data to appropriate computers or other networks. Every newly purchased router has some inbuilt default

    • How to Add a Printer to a Wireless Network

      How to Add a Printer to a Wireless Network

      If you want to add a printer to a wireless network, you need to: 1) Ensure that the printer has at least one USB port. 2) Purchase a wireless adapter and connect it to the printer’s USB port. Since wireless adapters work on Plug-and-Play technology, the printer should automatically detect it and begin installing all

    • How Unix and Windows traceroutes differ

      How Unix and Windows traceroutes differ

      The Unix/Linux `traceroute` command and the Microsoft Windows `tracert` commands both accomplish the task of tracing network paths, but they do it in slightly different ways. Both of these tools for tracing network routes send out a packet wth TTL (Time To Live) set to 1 and report it’s destnation. Then, they send out a

    • Power Line Networking

      Power Line Networking

      Power line networking is one of the options in connecting computers to form a home network. This technology powers a "wireless" and "power free" home network. Power line networking does not require the user to install additional cables and power-consuming networking hardware to set up a home network. Instead, power line networking, uses the existing

    • What is an L2TP?

      What is an L2TP?

      L2TP (Layer Two Tunneling Protocol) defines an extension to PPTP (Point-to-Point Tunneling Protocol) that an ISP (Internet Service Provider) uses to allow a VPN (Virtual Private Network) to operate. L2TP combines L2F from Cisco Systems’ optimum features and PPTP from Microsoft into a single protocol. L2TP’s two primary components are the LNS (L2TP Network Server)

    • Cisco Discovery Protocol

      Cisco Discovery Protocol

      What is CDP? CDP is the Cisco Discovery Protocol. It is a Cisco Proprietary Protocol that discovers and shows information about directly connected Cisco devices. CDP works on layer two (Data Link layer) of the OSI Reference Model. Cisco Discovery Protocol (CDP) works only with the Cisco manageable devices such as Cisco Catalyst Switches and

    • TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)

      TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol)

      TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) is part of a draft standard from the IEEE 802.11i working group. TKIP utilizes the RC4 stream cipher with 128-bit keys for encryption and 64-bit keys for authentication. TKIP is an enhancement to WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) security. TKIP enhances WEP by adding a per-packet key mixing function to de-correlate

    • Default Passwords for Belkin Routers

      Default Passwords for Belkin Routers

      By default, all Belkin routers’ default username and password is admin (username) while “blank” (leave it blank) for the password. You need to properly connect the router to your modem and PC before you can access the router using a web browser (IE, Firefox, Chrome, etc.).  To access the router’s GUI, all you need to

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