General Networking

Last Updated on 26 Aug. 2014, Total: 234 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. Using Software Restriction Policies To Keep Games Off Of Your Network

    Unauthorized software such as computer games decreases productivity, robs your network of resources, and jeopardizes your network’s security. However, you can preserve your network’s integrity by using software restriction policies to control what software users are and are not allowed to run... Read More

  2. Using Third-Party 802 1X Clients in Windows

    Deploying 802.1X authentication for wireless and/or wired access on your network, means that your end-users must have an 802.1X client (or supplicant) installed on their computer or device. This article discusses different third-party supplicants/modules in case you're implementing less-common EAP types that Windows doesn't natively support... Read More

  3. 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

  4. Using a Split DNS to Support Small Business Remote Access Connections

    Small businesses are getting into the remote access market. No, I don’t mean that small businesses are becoming ISPs. What I do mean is that small businesses want to be able to access information stored on machines located on their small business network no matter where they go, in the same way big businesses do it... Read More

  5. Virtualization Shootout

    This article takes an unbiased look at comparing virtualization products from Microsoft and VMware, and includes an interview with Charlie Russell, a Microsoft MVP and expert in virtualization technologies... Read More

  6. WLAN Wireless Networking

  7. Web Protocols NG

    Major changes are coming to the plumbing that underlies the Web. The HTTP protocol was last updated in the late 1990s and has largely remained unchanged since its inception more than 20 years ago. Two recent, ongoing initiatives promise to reshape the Web as we’ve known it. This article provides a high-level overview of what lies ahead... Read More

  8. What I'm Reading These Days (Part 2)

    Here are five recent titles from O’Reilly that I’ve had a chance to look through and can recommend for your reading... Read More

  9. What I'm Reading These Days - Networking Books Recommendations

    I like to read a lot for several reasons. First, I need to read to keep up on the latest IT technologies, tools, and practices. And second, I write a lot and a writer needs to always learn. So I thought I’d take a moment and tell you about some of the books I’m currently reading in case you want... Read More

  10. What You Need To Know About The Shift to 64-Bit Computing

    For several years now, there have been rumors that 64-bit computing would soon become mainstream. We may have finally reached that point, but there are some problems. The market is filled with competing 64-bit standards, each requiring their own special version of Windows. In this article, I will explain what you need to know about the various 64-bit systems that... Read More

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