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    • 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

    • ST Connectors

      ST Connectors

      The ST (Straight Tip) connector is a fiber optic connector which uses a plug and socket which is locked in place with a half-twist bayonet lock. The ST connector was the first defactor standard for fiber optic cabling. It was first developed by AT&T. ST connectors were leading connectors in the late 80s and early

    • Coaxial Cable

      Coaxial Cable

      Coaxial cable, also called coax, is used to transmit radio frequency (RF) signals. It has low emission losses and provides protection from electromagnetic interference, allowing signals with low power to be transmitted over longer distances. Coaxial cable is comprised of an inner core, insulator, shield, and outer cover. It is called coaxial because these sections

    • Public DNS Servers

      Public DNS Servers

      DNS (Domain Name System) servers are designed to allow networked devices such as computers, phones, and other servers to look up address records in DNS tables. The majority of DNS servers are configured to provide service to the organizations or people that own or pay service fees for the hardware. There are a number of

    • How to Send Text Messages Free

      How to Send Text Messages Free

      Cell phone text messages typically use the SMS (Short Message Service) protocol. Most cellular service providers charge fees to send and receive text messages. There are numerous ways to send text messages for free, but they vary among cell service providers. Send Free Text Messages by Purchasing the Right Service Plan Some cell service plans

    • DNS Root Servers

      DNS Root Servers

      The DNS root servers are thirteen DNS server clusters which are responsible for delegating DNS requests to the top level domain (TLD) nameservers. The DNS Root Servers A.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. Operator: VeriSign Naming and Directory Services IP Address: 198.41.0.4 B.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. Operator: Information Sciences Institute IP Address: 192.228.79.201 C.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. Operator: Cogent Communications IP Address: 192.33.4.12 D.ROOT-SERVERS.NET. Operator: University

    • 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

    • SIP Gateway

      SIP Gateway

      Every office and small business needs a method of running multiple communication programs such as conference calling, video conferencing, media distribution, instant messaging, and account management software. To perform these tasks, servers need the help of a SIP gateway to bridge the gap between data streams and the Internet. SIP gateways are also essential in

    • 802.11i

      802.11i

      The 802.11i wireless standard was released by the IEEE on June of 2004 and implements improved encryption for wireless networks than realized on past standards released. Commonly referred to as the WPA2 implementation, the 802.11i implementation requires newer encryption standards than seen with the WEP implementation by requiring TKIP (Temporal Key Integrity Protocol) and AES

    • Subscriber Connectors (SCs)

      Subscriber Connectors (SCs)

      The Subscriber Connector (SC) is a fiber optic connector with a push-pull latching mechanism that provides quick insertion and removal while ensuring a positive connection. The SC is also available in a duplex configuration. It has a benefit in keyed duplex capability to support send/receive channels. This connector is commonly used for most modern network

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