General Networking

Last Updated on 21 July 2015, Total: 260 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. A First Look at Longhorn Vista

    Earlier this month, I got my copy of Longhorn Vista, Beta 1, the eventual successor to Windows XP. Although the new operating system does have a few kinks that need to be worked out, it does look promising. In this article, I will share with you some of my first impressions of Longhorn Vista Beta 1... Read More

  2. Using Virtual PC as a Test and Learning Platform

    This article examines some of the various ways that Microsoft Virtual PC 2004 (and Virtual Server 2005) can be used as a platform for software testing and learning... Read More

  3. Protecting EFS Encryption Keys

    If you have mobile users in your organization, then implementing security can be especially challenging. You must secure the users’ laptops in such a way that if the laptops were lost or stolen that sensitive data would not be compromised. One way of accomplishing this task is by using the Encrypting File System (EFS). In this article, I will explain... Read More

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. Router Troubleshooting Primer

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

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