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Networking Basics: Learn How Networks Work

What Is a Traceroute?

For most of us, phone calls and Internet connections seem to happen instantaneously. It feels as if our computer has a direct line to our favorite websites. Web pages load so fast that it seems that we must have a direct connection to any computer, even one across the country. But we don’t. Not since…

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TCP/IP Simplified

As we all know, computers are a combination of hardware (computers, monitors, and modems/routers) and software applications or programs (word processing, spreadsheet/accounting programs, etc.). The same goes for networking: Both hardware and software are involved—and the heart of the networking software, which is built into your computer, is TCP/IP…the international standardized guidelines for network communications.…

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What is a TCP/IP Packet?

In its simplest form, a packet is the basic unit of information in network transmission. Most networks use TCP/IP as the network protocol, or set of rules for communication between devices, and the rules of TCP/IP require information to be split into packets that contain both a segment of data to be transferred and the…

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A Few Good Reasons to Switch Your DNS Server

You should know that there are some things you can control—and that you likely don’t know about—that will affect your personal Internet experience for the better. One change to consider is whether to switch the default DNS service your Internet Service Provider (ISP) uses. Here’s what that means: DNS stands for “Domain Name System.” A…

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What is a Subnet? A look at networks inside a network.

As you may know from other articles on this website, an IP address contains information that identifies the network a computer is connected to, as well as the computer (or “host”) itself. The IP address system provides a way of networking hardware to recognize the network as well as the host segments of an…

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These 4 Things Make Your Network Security 4X Stronger

4 Things To Make Your Network Security Stronger

Be the champion and wrangle a promotion out of it. Companies are in the business of making money through selling products and services. But the way companies operate today primarily revolves around having a strong online presence and having networks and servers to run day-to-day operations. Even some of the biggest companies with massive IT…

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What is SIP?

Though not too many people know about or use it, there is a hardware/software combination that lets you use the Internet to make phone calls. In fact, in many cases, you can make free voice calls anywhere in the world. That’s known as Internet telephony. And that’s where a special term comes into play—”SIP.” Short…

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5 Network Security Steps Your Business Should Take

Every week, publications such as The Wall Street Journal and business sections of major city newspapers report the latest incidents of corporate hacking. As it turns out, the problem isn’t caused exclusively by a growing number of hackers armed with new tools and strategies. The companies being hacked make their own contributions to their security…

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