General Networking

Last Updated on 23 June 2015, Total: 257 Articles and Tutorials

This topic provides an overview of the elements and issues involved in Networking and the basics needed before setting up any type of network.

The different types of network connections, basic networking terminology, network hardware, and network setups are all discussed in this section.

  1. Internet Explorer is corrupted… how do I fix it?

    Very rarely do we ever get our systems beat up so badly that we have to perform surgery on them... sometimes, you feel like you need to reinstall the whole system, or sometimes you wish you didn’t have to – and could just repair it, as is, where it sits. Well, before you do anything rash, try this handy step... Read More

  2. Tuning Virtual PC Performance

    This article looks at how to enhance the performance of virtual machines running on Microsoft’s Virtual PC platform... Read More

  3. Analyzing Traffic With Network Monitor

    As an administrator, it’s important for you to keep tabs on the traffic that’s flowing across your network. I’m not saying that you need to be intimately familiar with every single packet that’s sent or received, but you need to know what types of protocols are flowing across your network. Monitoring the network allows you to have a better understanding... Read More

  4. Subnetting to Increase Performance

    There comes a time when a network becomes too big and performance begins to suffer as a result of too much traffic. When that happens, one of the ways that you can solve the problem is by breaking the network into smaller pieces. There are several techniques for splitting a network, but one of the most effective techniques is called... Read More

  5. Firewalls 101

    Firewalls have become an indispensable part of computer security, but they can be intimidating for a new administrator. In this article I will explain the inner workings of a firewall and some common firewall features in an easy to understand manner... Read More

  6. Beating The Summer Heat

    Summer heat can wreck havoc on your servers. If you’d prefer to spend your summer boating or barbequing than fixing servers, then check this story of how I coped with the extreme heat in my own server room... Read More

  7. Router Troubleshooting Primer

    In this article we will take a look at the proper steps to troubleshooting routing problems... Read More

  8. Making the Transition to Gigabit Ethernet

    Recently, I was having problems because my nightly backup wasn’t completing within the allotted amount of time. I solved the problem by upgrading my network to gigabit Ethernet. Now, my backups complete in record time and everything on my network runs more quickly. In this article, I will show you how it’s done... Read More

  9. Planning your Server Farm (Part 2)

    Welcome to part two of how to plan your server farm and other tips to consider when building Windows Server 2003 systems to serve your network users. Deploying a server can be a chore, especially when it comes to planning. There are many things to consider. In this article we will look at how to verify your plan, and then... Read More

  10. Planning your Server Farm (Part 1)

    In this series of articles, we will cover all that you will need to consider when planning to deploy a new server farm. A server farm is just lingo used to describe a grouping of servers that you use within you Local Area Network (LAN), usually tied to a high speed backbone if designed properly. In this article set we... Read More

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