• What is subnet?

    Subnet is a portion of a network that shares a common address component. On TCP/IP networks, subnets are defined as all devices whose IP addresses have the same prefix. For example, all devices with IP addresses that ...
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  • What are the advantages and disadvantages of DHCP?

    DHCP is Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol which use to assign the IP address Dynamically and Automatically in system   Advantages All the IP configuration information gets automatically configured for your&n...
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  • What is DNS?

    Short for Domain Name System (or Service or Server), an Internet service that translates domain names into IP addresses. Because domain names are alphabetic, they're easier to remember. The Internet however, is really...
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  • What is DHCP?

    Short for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol, a protocol for assigning dynamic IP addresses to devices on a network. With dynamic addressing, a device can have a different IP address every time it connects to the net...
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  • What is a MAC address?

    The address for a device as it is identified at the Media Access Control (MAC) layer in a computers internal network architecture . MAC address is usually stored in ROM on the network adapter card and is unique to eac...
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  • Whats the difference between Static and Dynamic IP settings?

    Dyanmic Routing is used to have the best path no matter what the status of the physical links. All routers have some sort of shortest-path or lowest-cost or best-choice algorithm to weigh all the options available. St...
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  • Where is the Internet?

                                 THE INTERNET      &nbs...
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  • What is a port?

    A port is the access point to a computer or network where signals may be supplied, extracted or observed.
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  • What is a modem?

    A device that converts digital signals for transmission over analog carrier lines.  Modems provide computer access to the Internet through cable or basic phone lines.
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  • What is Integral Bridging

    A technique that combines different media and topologies.  It requires the installation of additional network interface cards in a server.
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  • What is Digital Data?

    Any coded information that can be processed or output by a computer or other machine.
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  • What is the max bend radius of Cat 6 and below rated UTP wires?

    The maximum bend radius on UTP is 4x the diameter of the wire, this is about 1 inch on Cat 6 and below rated UTP.
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  • What will happen if you use wire ties or staples to secure your wire?

    Doing this can cause pairs in the wire to be severed or reduce the twists and cause signal loss reducing the quality and speed of transmission.
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  • Networking Computers with more than one operating system

    All of the operating systems must be the same in order to network your PC's.
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  • Troubleshooting: Port Forwarding / Virtual Servers Internet Gateway / 4-Port Gigabit Router

    **This post applies to Version 2 of the 47611-GT4 and the 47611-GB4 ONLY.  To determine which version of the device you own, click here.   Possible errors that may occur while attempting to use the Port Forw...
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  • What is the pull force when installing wire?

    Do not use more than 25 lbs of pull force when installing this wire it can cause the twists in the pairs to unravel reducing reliability and speed
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  • What is Cat 6a?

    Cat 6a has even more shielding and the diameter is greatly increased due to this.  This wire has a lot lower flexibility than Cat 6 or any other UTP wire due to this.  Cat 6a is rated at 10 Gbps past 100 fee...
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  • What is Cat 6?

    Cat 6 wire is a 23 gauge four pair wire.  Cat 6 is rated at speeds of up to 10 Gbps at 100 feet after 100 feet this drops to 1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps.  Cat 6 generally has a plastic core keeping the proper twists...
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  • What is Cat 5e?

    Cat 5e is very similar to Cat 5 it contains more twists per inch and is capable of transmitting data at a rate of up to 1000 Mbps or 1 Gbps.  We recommend running two Cat 5e wires to each wall outlet in their hom...
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  • What is Cat 5?

    Cat 5 is a 24 gauge four pair wire that can support either 4 line phone service or data.  Cat 5 is rated at speeds of 100 Mbps and is backwards compatible with Cat 3 or POTS.
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