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February 26, 2008  3:56 AM

Top 10 Free Network Management Downloads

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ethernet, Free software, IP, IP addressing, LAN, Network management, top 10

To manage and maintain a network, you need to have a well-rounded collection of tools in your arsenal. Many commercial tools can be expensive, and may not perform any better (or sometimes not even as well) than their freeware counterparts.

December 31, 2007  5:13 AM

Determining and Optimizing WAN Bandwidth

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Broadband, Ethernet, IP, Networking, WAN

If you have to connect multiple sites that are not physically in the same building or campus, it can be a little tricky establishing the kind of connectivity and throughput you need for remote sites to work effectively with the primary servers across the WAN connection. Dividing the file size by...

November 30, 2007  5:44 PM

Projected Network Infrastructure Spending For 2008

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ethernet, IP, IP communications, Network Access Control, Networking, UCC, Unified Communications, VLAN, VoIP, wi-fi, Wireless

What are your plans for your network infrastructure for 2008? Do you have a holiday wish list or some New Year's resolutions regarding the technologies you want to implement or the changes you plan to make? TechTarget's SearchNetworking site conducted a survey of over 1,200 respondents and they...

November 29, 2007  2:17 PM

LAN Security: What Hackers Don’t Want You To Know

Posted by: Tony Bradley
ARP Poisoning, Ethernet, Hackers, LAN, Networking, Security, Switches, VLAN

This blog is titled "Connectivity" because it deals with all aspects and issues of network connectivity. That includes how to ensure your network connectivity is secure and available, and how to make sure that malicious attackers can not intercept or disrupt your network connectivity. Do you know...

November 28, 2007  4:00 AM

Merging Wired & Wireless Network Management

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ethernet, Networking

Managing wired networks is pretty old school. It is a mature field of information technology with many capable and stable tools. Administrators have experience and the utilities available to proactively monitor network performance, simplify management, allow them to allocate network resources and...

November 24, 2007  2:57 AM

Google Rumored to Develop 10Gbps Switches

Posted by: Tony Bradley
DataCenter, Ethernet, Gigabit ethernet, Google, IEEE, Networking

When you're an Internet juggernaut like Google, you can't let simple things like the fact that a technology hasn't been invented get in your way. Google has to transport a lot of data from Point A to Point B within their data center very quickly in order to work all of the magic they do that keeps...

October 17, 2007  2:45 PM

Planning For Network Changes

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Ethernet, Networking, Networkingchannel

The network is the lifeblood of the organization. Email, VoIP communications, files, and other data zip back and forth throughout the network infrastructure. Of course, over time equipment gets worn out or becomes obsolete and changes have to be made to the network. If you were dealing with your...

September 27, 2007  7:00 PM

Wired Networks R.I.P.

Posted by: Tony Bradley
802.11n, Ethernet, Gigabit ethernet, wi-fi, Wireless

According to a recent report from Burton Group Senior Analyst Paul DeBeasi, the end of wired Ethernet networking is at hand. Comparing the features and functionality of the latest standards- 802.11n wireless vs. wired Gigabit Ethernet- DeBeasi concludes that the benefits of an 802.11n network will...

August 7, 2007  8:20 AM

IEEE Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG) Resolves Differences

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ethernet, HSSG, IEEE, Networking

IEEE created the HSSG (Higher Speed Study Group) to work on developing the next generation Ethernet standard. The current standard top speed is 10Gbps. Originally, the group set out to develop a 100Gbps standard, but factions within IEEE fought for an interim 40Gbps standard as well. The battle

July 16, 2007  11:28 PM

100G and 40G Duke It Out

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Ethernet, HSSG, IEEE, Networking

The Higher Speed Study Group (HSSG), a working group within IEEE, has divided into factions battling it out. The original charter of the group is to explore a 100 Gbps ethernet standard. However, many members are pushing for a 40 Gbps ethernet standard to be established as well as a stepping stone...


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