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).
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.
If you are like most people, you have probably heard something called IPv6, but you may not have any idea of what it is, except for something tech-related. What are the advantages of using IPv6 and why does it even exist? In this article, I will try to explain why IPv6 is important to the industry and something that will be more and more common in the future [Read more…]
What is the WAN-Port used for really? It’s that annoying extra ethernet port on the back of the router that you cannot use for your fifth computer. The WAN and LAN-ports are often referenced in the router manual or in guides on the internet, and the ports can be found on almost any router. There is no doubt that these little things are there for a reason. [Read more…]
Extending the WiFi network is something that most people seem to want nowadays. It’s quite often that someone asks me how they can extend the range or expand their network in a cost-effective way. It’s getting more important than ever to always be connected, wherever you are in your house, and everything should be wireless. This is where double routers are coming into play.
Since I am working with networking and computers, I need to have some basic knowledge about protocols and what they are. In one way, it’s the worst, since all these abbreviations are complicated and very technical. On the other side, they are such a big part of computing and networking, so you quickly learn the most important ones.
Working as a system administrator, I often get asked about computer-related questions. My friends are using me as their tech-guy when they need help. I just hung up from a phone call from a friend of mine that had problem with his computer. The default gateway was not available. Here’s why and what you can do about it.