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    • How to Use Ping to Test a Network

      How to Use Ping to Test a Network

      The following steps elaborate on how to use the Ping utility to perform progressively more distant tests on network connectivity. Ping the Loopback Address – Type Ping 127.0.0.1 Successfully pinging the loopback address verifies that TCP/IP is both installed and configured correctly on the local client. If the loopback test fails, it means IP stack

    • Wireless Modems

      Wireless Modems

      A wireless modem is a network device which connects to a wireless network. Modems are frequently associated with telephone systems, but wireless modems are used with computers to connect to the Internet. Connecting a wireless modem to the computer will directly connect to your wireless ISP (Internet Service Provider). Wireless modems operate at speeds comparable

    • How to Setup a Belkin Router

      How to Setup a Belkin Router

      To begin setting up your Belkin router, you will need: PC or laptop. Cable or DSL modem (one that has a functional Internet connection when plugged directly into your PC or laptop.) Ethernet network cable(s). Verify The Connection To begin, connect your cable or DSL modem directly to your PC or laptop using an Ethernet

    • What is the SMB Protocol?

      What is the SMB Protocol?

      The Server Message Block (SMB) protocol is designed to support file sharing, serial ports, printers, and other communications interfaces such as mail slots and named pipes established between two or more computers. The protocol can be used on top of the TCP/IP or other network protocols such as NetBEUI on the Internet. SMB primarily allows

    • WiFi Antenna

      WiFi Antenna

      A WiFi antenna is a device that sends and or receives radio signals that computers and other electronic devices use to facilitate wireless communication with each other. While WiFi antennas have many uses, they are most commonly found in or on wireless routers. A wireless router is a device that creates a wireless computer network

    • 802.1p

      802.1p

      802.1p is an IEEE standard that describes mechanisms to prioritize traffic and perform dynamic multicast filtering. Because of its support for priority specification, 802.1p is important for providing Quality of Service (QoS) for better reliability and quality. Quality of Service QoS is a mechanism that allows for better handling of data that passes over a

    • Network Routers

      Network Routers

      A network router is a network device with interfaces in multiple networks whose task is to copy packets from one network to another. Routers operate at Layer 3 of the OSI Model, the Network Layer. This is in contrast to switches, which operate at Layer 2 of the OSI Model, the Data-Link Layer. A network

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

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

      192.168.0.1 is a private IP address that is commonly used by Netgear and D-Link routers. The Netgear and D-Link brands are competitors to the Linksys division of Cisco, Incorporated and make a large number of the Internet routers used world-wide. The network address is not granted to the Netgear and D-Link companies exclusively; however, as

    • What Port Number is XXX on?

      What Port Number is XXX on?

      The way that most services work under TCP/IP is that the server is configured to use a well known port number and the client connects from a random high port. Most of these well known ports are port numbers below 1,024. High ports are ports 1,024 or above. In the old days, ports below 1,024

    • 802.1X

      802.1X

      802.1x is an IEEE standard that provides the definition for the encapsulation of EAP (Extensible Authentication Protocol) and is also known as EAPOL (EAP over LAN). The standard was first defined in 2001 and later clarified in 2004 to be used with other IEEE 802 working group defined technologies such as the 802.11 wireless standard.

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