What is it that can protect your files, even if your hard drive fails? That can serve up media files like the way Netflix does with trailers and covers? That can run a personal cloud far away from companies like Apple, Google, and Microsoft?
When talking about network security, something that pops up quite often is firewalls. It’s very unclear what they are really doing for non-networking people except that they may block bad traffic. But how do they know what is bad what is not?
Knowing which router to buy is hard. If you are not very technical, all the mumbo-jumbo that the manufacturers write on the boxes is exactly that: mumbo jumbo. But it is still an important choice, because if you go with the wrong router, you will have bad WiFi, and no one want’s a bad WiFi.
If you are getting into Enterprise networking, or if you want to learn more and is setting up a lab environment at home, you might have heard the phrase domain controller before. This is a fundamental part of enterprise networks and if you are even thinking about working with networking, knowing what a domain controller is, is essential.
When you open a browser and go to a webpage, data is traveling through the internet, to a server to get the content. It then travels back to serve you that content on your computer. But how does it do that rally? I mean, it just takes a couple of seconds (or shorter).
In 2018, it’s hard to think about a life without the internet. The Internet has opened so many new possibilities. If someone told me 10 years ago that I would walk around with a watch that I can talk to and tell it to turn off the lights at home, I would not believe a second of it. Yet, here we are.
I’m sure that you have heard the word subnet before. It is often in error messages or when talking about networks. For us techy people, it’s clear as day what a subnet is, and we can most likely tell you how many devices a network can have (there is always a limit), based on the subnet mask.
When the network is bad, you are looking for new solutions that don’t have to break the bank. What you find is something called WiFi extenders and powerline adapters. What’s the difference and when should they be used you wonder.
Wireless networks are becoming more popular by the minute. Today, most people don’t even use wired connections anymore and why should they? They have their laptops, their iPads, and their phones, all connect to the wireless network.