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How Routers Work - HowStuffWorks

How Routers Work - HowStuffWorks | Networking | Scoop.it
Routers are a vital component of the Internet -- they comprise an intricate network that delivers millions of e-mail messages every day. Find out how routers deliver packets to the correct address.
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World on a string: Breakthrough fiberoptic cable 2,500X faster than fastest internet

World on a string: Breakthrough fiberoptic cable 2,500X faster than fastest internet | Networking | Scoop.it
Imagine downloading your favorite flick in 31 thousandths of a second. Such insane internet speeds are now a reality, with researchers rolling out a 255 terabits per second fiberoptic network which could transport the entire Internet on a single cable.
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really fast

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How to troubleshoot TCP/IP connectivity with Windows XP

Describes how to determine the cause of TCP/IP networking problems by using the basic and advanced diagnostic tools that are included in Windows XP.
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Setting up a Small Office Network

Setting up a Small Office Network | Networking | Scoop.it
Virtual Riders is the ethical and not for profit brand of Thornwood Services Ltd offering professional and ethical IT support to not for profits across the UK.
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CCNP CIT Exam Self-Study: Selecting a Troubleshooting Approach > "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz

CCNP CIT Exam Self-Study: Selecting a Troubleshooting Approach > "Do I Know This Already?" Quiz | Networking | Scoop.it
This sample chapter presents three main approaches to troubleshooting and describes how to select a suitable troubleshooting approach for the problem at hand.
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Network Administration: The Hosts File - For Dummies

Network Administration: The Hosts File - For Dummies | Networking | Scoop.it
The entire Internet was small enough that network administrators could keep track of it all in a simple text file called the Hosts file . It simply listed the name and IP
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CompTIA® A+ Practice Questions Exam Cram, Third Edition > Networking > Troubleshoot client-side connectivity issues using appropriate tools - Pg. : Safari Books Online

CompTIA® A+ Practice Questions Exam Cram, Third Edition > Networking > Troubleshoot client-side connectivity issues using appropriate tools - Pg. : Safari Books Online | Networking | Scoop.it
Chapter Nine. Networking - Troubleshoot client-side connectivity issues using appropriate tools -
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Network Architecture Overview - LAN 101: Networking Basics

Network Architecture Overview - LAN 101: Networking Basics | Networking | Scoop.it
The architecture on which you choose to base your network is the single most important decision you make when setting up a LAN.
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Data Encapsulation Explained - Networking Basics

Data Encapsulation Explained - Networking Basics | Networking | Scoop.it
Data Encapsulation Explained Data encapsulation is the process that takes place when one host on a network needs to send data to another host. As data is prepared for transit, it flows down through each layer of the OSI model.
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New ‘ambient backscatter’ technology draws power from the air

New ‘ambient backscatter’ technology draws power from the air | Networking | Scoop.it
Engineers from the University of Washington have created a new system of wireless communication devices that interact with one another without batteries or wired power.
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Europe hits old net address limit

Europe hits old net address limit | Networking | Scoop.it
Strict rationing of internet addresses begins as Europe hits the buffers on its store of old-style addresses.
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Hub, Switch or Router? Network Devices Explained - YouTube

Hubs, switches and routers are devices that allow us to create networks and connect those networks to one another. We explain how they work and what their in...
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Cyber threats to Windows XP and guidance for Small Businesses and Individual Consumers - Microsoft Security Blog - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

The official Microsoft Security Blog provides in-depth discussion of security, cybersecurity and technology trends affecting trust in computing, as well as timely security news, trends, and practical security guidance. Each week you’ll hear from Microsoft security experts who share insights and report on research and our collaborative work internally and with industry and governments around the world to build more secure software and services; to advance the IT ecosystem; and collective efforts to build a safer, more trusted Internet for everyone.
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Ethernet Standards

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Ethernet was invented in 1979 at Xerox Corporation's PARC by Bob Metcalfe. The original paper described communication over a single cable shared by all devices on the network. This idea was develop...
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Arabic suffix leads net name rollout

Arabic suffix leads net name rollout | Networking | Scoop.it
A new net address written in Arabic script is the first to go live in what will be a huge wave of new suffixes to be launched over the coming months.
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How to use the OSI Model to Troubleshoot Networks

How to use the OSI Model to Troubleshoot Networks | Networking | Scoop.it
In a previous article, we explained the OSI model and how it works. In that article, we went over how the OSI model is a standard theoretical model for how
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The OSI Model Demystified (Part 1 of 2)

Join Keith Barker as he provides a fun and straight forward explanation (via analogy) of the 7 layers of the OSI model, and what they do.
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HowStuffWorks "How LAN Switches Work"

HowStuffWorks "How LAN Switches Work" | Networking | Scoop.it
We wouldn't get very far without LAN switches -- bedlam would break loose at each network junction. Learn how LAN switches work.
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Where does the internet live? Interactive

Where does the internet live? Interactive | Networking | Scoop.it
From Oregon to Taiwan, a guided tour of the worldwide web's physical infrastructure...
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