Networking articles

Why Do Wi-Fi Connections Drop?

Published: April 5, 2020, 1:44 p.m. in Network Issues, Networking, WiFi / Wi-Fi 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, Networking, WPA, Reviews, WPA2 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 Networking, VLAN, Virtual LAN 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, Networking, Tutorial, How-to 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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What Is a Computer Network Switch?

Published: March 26, 2020, 3:46 p.m. in Router, Switch, Networking, Internet Connection, LAN by Emil S.

Before broadband routers became a thing, Ethernet switching hubs were more common on home networks. It’s a type of network switch, which is a little piece of equipment that bridges multiple computers and devices together in a wired Local Area Network (LAN) via ports. A switch isn’t to be confused with ...

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802.11 Standards Explained.

Published: March 20, 2020, 4:20 a.m. in Security, Networking, Internet Connection, Home Networking by Emil S.

The majority of computer users are familiar with the term Wi-Fi. For most, it just refers to wireless access to devices that are connected to the internet. The term belongs to the Wi-Fi Alliance, whose role is to police the wireless world and to make sure that Wi-Fi-enabled products meet specific ...

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What is a DNS Cache and How Does It Work?

Published: March 14, 2020, 10:14 a.m. in Networking, Home Networking, DNS by Emil S.

What is a DNS Cache? A DNS cache is maintained by your computer’s operating system and acts as a temporary database. In this database your computer stores a list of all the websites you have visited or tried to visit recently along with details of other internet domains that you have ...

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The Basic Types of Network Protocols. Explained

Published: March 14, 2020, 10:13 a.m. in Networking, Security, Network Protocol by Emil S.

Protocols are the backbone of any network, governing all the processes to ensure managed and secure communication between components of the network. In this post, we try to understand what network protocols exactly are and the primary types of protocols. What are Network Protocols? Network Protocols can be defined as formal ...

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What is a Public IP Address?

Published: March 14, 2020, 10:12 a.m. in Networking, IP address, Home Networking by Jonathan

An IP Address comprises a series of numbers in 4 groups separated by a dot. The current version of IP addresses is IPv4 (IP version 4). There is an updated version IPv6 (IP version 6), which has created a vast number of new IP addresses. Each number is unique and is ...

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