System administrators rarely lead quiet lives, and it would not be unusual for a typical day to be filled with a series of minor crises that have to be resolved in double-quick time. Many problems center on the network. These could include network congestion, equipment...

A split pair is a condition which results when wires from two different twisted pairs are tied together by mistake. In telecommunications, most wiring is done using the twisted-pair configuration, in which two conductors are wrapped together for the purpose of reducing line interference. It's...

Whether you have network problems or just need to see what your network offers, find valuable insight and solutions within the articles below. A beginner's guide to network testing Regular network testing is a critical element of maintaining a well-performing system, identifying potential problems before they cause serious...

Network switches are essential components in digital networks and are used to control network traffic and reduce congestion. Numerous models are available offering a range of features. Network switches need to be configured to work correctly, although certain switches have self-configuration capabilities. The configuration and status...

When you're looking for the right hand-held device to equip your network technician with, you don't necessarily want the cheapest model, nor do you want the most expensive, assuming that it has all the greatest capabilities and functionality. That being said, functionality is of course...

Much has been made of the many advantages that fiber optic cabling possesses over any other form of data transmission, but there are still some pretty solid reasons for choosing copper over fiber in some situations. Yes, fiber optics offers the potential for faster transmission...