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    • How Does WiFi Work?

      How Does WiFi Work?

      Over the past decade, WiFi/wireless networking has become very popular. Low cost and simplicity are some of the reasons why WiFi is so popular. Today,  it is almost impossible to buy a laptop that doesn’t have a wireless card built into the screen, which is why WiFi’s popularity continues to grow. What Does WiFi Stand For?

    • How to Replace Your Wireless Router Antenna

      How to Replace Your Wireless Router Antenna

      A wireless router is a computer networking device that routes data packets across another computer or across a wireless IP network. The wireless router comes with an 802.11 interface card and antenna. The wireless router antenna is generally what determines the signal strength of the wireless router. If your signal strength is weak, then you

    • IP Address Classes

      IP Address Classes

      IP Address classes were the original organizational structure for IP addresses. The specific address class would determine the maximum potential size for a computer network. The address class would define which of the specific bits of the address would be used to identify the network and network identification, the bits to identify the host computer

    • DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone)

      DMZ (DeMilitarized Zone)

      The majority of non-computer professionals think of a DMZ as the strip of land that serves as the buffer between North and South Korea along the 39th parallel north created as part of the Korean Armistice Agreement in 1953. In the computer security field; however, the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) is either a logical or physical

    • Hostname

      Hostname

      The term 'HostName' refers to the name given to a particular machine that is part of a computer network. The machine can be a simple computer, a network server, a network printer, a fax machine or copier, a modem, a network storage device or any other electronic device connected to a network. Each of these

    • Antenna Types

      Antenna Types

      In antenna engineering, a dipole is the most basic type of antenna and serves as basic framework for all other antennas. Dipoles consist of a metal rod that acts as a conductor with a radio feed line at its core. The conductor splits the signal and creates a positive electrical charge on one end of

    • Application Layer

      Application Layer

      The application layer of a software is a protocol that is used for communication between a software and the network layers that it uses. The application layer allows a computer’s network to interpret requests made by the program and allows the program to interpret data from the network. Likewise, the application layer ensures that both

    • How fast is ADSL Speed?

      How fast is ADSL Speed?

      ADSL (Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line) options are available in many locations. The speeds will vary for the service in many ways depending on several factors. The reason why it is called an Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line is simple, as the speed for downloads will be significantly faster than the upload speed. This is because consumer DSL services are

    • Ethernet Card

      Ethernet Card

      The system that helps connect a computer to an Ethernet network is called an Ethernet card. Another name for such a card is Network Interface Card (NIC). It can be inserted into one of the slots provided on the motherboard of the computer. Each of these cards has a unique identification number, known as the

    • Broadband

      Broadband

      Broadband is a term that is used consistently with different types of Internet connections. Generally, it is referred to Internet connections over fiber optic cables rather than telephone lines. Broadband in telecommunications means a wide range of frequencies that are available to transmit information. This eventually means that, wider the range of frequencies available, higher

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