Networking articles

What is an IP Address?

Published: Nov. 25, 2020, 8:28 a.m. in IP address, Home Networking, Key Concepts, Networking by Emil S.

An IP address, also known as an Internet Protocol address, is your link to the internet world. It is used as a network address for your system, making it easier for the internet to locate you, send you your data emails, etc. 98% of Internet users do not know what ...

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What are Ethernet and Network Hubs?

Published: Oct. 28, 2020, 2:06 a.m. in Network Hub, Networking, Ethernet Hubs, Home Networking by Emil S.

For you to connect the multiple network-enabled devices, you can use a hub. A hub is a small, inexpensive, and rectangular device. It is ordinarily made of malleable plastic and takes power typically through a wall outlet. The purpose of this is to materialize a single network section on which ...

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What is Cloud Computing?

Published: Oct. 16, 2020, 1:32 p.m. in Networking, Cloud Storage, Internet Connection by Emil S.

If you check files on Google Drive, order stuff on Amazon, or play games online, you're definitely in the loop of cloud computing. It's an exciting system shaping the way we learn and do business in the modern world. Many companies render services over the internet by using resources that ...

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What is the Role of a Modem in Computer Networking.

Published: June 18, 2020, 1:54 a.m. in Modem, Networking by Emil S.

A modem transforms data into a signal so that it can be sent and received over a cable, phone line, or satellite connection. A modem is an asynchronous tool that is capable of transmitting data in the form of small packets. Once the data is received, the system that secures ...

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Wireless Ad Hoc Network Explained.

Published: June 17, 2020, 8:54 a.m. in Wireless Network, Networking by Emil S.

Typical wireless networks follow an organized infrastructure method where all devices connect to one access point, usually a Wi-Fi router, and communicate with the network through that router. That means all data traffic goes through the router before being distributed to the devices intended to receive it. It happens even when ...

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Why Do Wi-Fi Connections Drop?

Published: April 5, 2020, 1:44 p.m. in WiFi / Wi-Fi, Network Issues, Networking by Emil S.

There are numerous reasons why your Wi-Fi connections get a weak signal all of a sudden, the connection drops off, or you may even lose the connection for a while. Here is a list of some of the most common reasons why Wi-Fi connections drop and the solutions that you can do to fix ...

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Wireless Protected Access 2 (WPA2): An overview

Published: April 4, 2020, 6:43 a.m. in WEP, WPA, WPA2, Networking, Reviews by Emil S.

Generally used on Wi-Fi wireless networks, the WPA2 or also known as Wi-Fi Protected Access 2, is a technology for the security of your system. WPA2 was developed from the technology of WPA and designed to replace the previous and less secured WEP. Since 2006, it has been used in ...

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Virtual LAN (VLAN) Explained.

Published: April 3, 2020, 12:28 p.m. in Virtual LAN, VLAN, Networking by Emil S.

Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs) allow the virtual existence of two or more logical LANs to operate separately from each other as independent broadcast domains that all share the same cable infrastructure of a single vast physical network. Rather than routing a different set of cables for each LAN intended ...

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Wireless Access Point (WAP) Explained.

Published: April 3, 2020, 9:40 a.m. in WiFi / Wi-Fi, WAP, Networking by Emil S.

Wireless Access Points (WAPs) are network devices that enable Wi-Fi gadgets to access a wired  (cabled) network. WAPs create wireless local area networks or WLANs. An access point serves as a principal receiver and transmitter of wireless broadcasting signals. Conventional wireless access points accommodate Wi-Fi, and most are widely used in ...

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How to Track the Owner of an IP Address

Published: March 26, 2020, 3:47 p.m. in IP address, How-to, Tutorial, Networking by Emil S.

Every IP Address has an owner who could be an individual or an organization. A lot of websites do not hide this information meaning that their IP address is public. You can easily look them up and know who owns it. But some IP address owners want to remain anonymous and ...

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