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January 31, 2008  8:45 PM

Disabling IPv6 in Windows Vista

Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP, IPv6, Microsoft Windows, Windows Vista

IPv6 is the latest, greatest, cutting edge version of the IP protocol. It is designed to be more secure, more efficient, more stable, and provide a larger (exponentially larger) pool of addresses to work with than its IPv4 predecessor. So, why would you want to disable it? In

January 31, 2008  8:18 PM

How Routers Work

Posted by: Tony Bradley
IP addressing, MAC address, Routers

To many, routers are the proverbial "man behind the curtain". We all know they are there, and that they are integral to getting our data from Point A to Point B, but how? Why do I need a router? How does a router magically know how to get an email from my home in Houston, TX, to a recipient in...

January 29, 2008  6:26 PM

Hyperconnectivity: Accessing the Internet Anywhere From Everything

Posted by: Tony Bradley
802.11, BlackBerry, Broadband, Internet2, iPhone, Mobile, Mobile device, wi-fi, WiMAX, Wireless

At some point in the future, maybe the next generation will simply see the rate of evolution of technology as a given. A normal way of life. On a day to day basis, I don't think that much about it, but when I look back and realize just how much has been invented, and developed in just the past 10...

January 28, 2008  6:34 PM

Network Hardware Vendors Fight To Keep Up With Bandwidth Demands

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, ConSentry, Enterasys, Force 10, IP, Juniper Networks, UCC, Unified Communications, VoIP, YouTube

Unless you have been in a coma, or living in a cave for the past year, you should be aware that the whole world is being converged into a single, IP-based network. Telephone and television service are both available via IP. Video services such as YouTube.com, and video conferencing for enterprise...

January 28, 2008  4:39 PM

Cisco Launches New Products

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Cisco, Mobile device, WAN

Cisco launched their new application acceleration appliance, the ACE (Application Control Engine) 4710. At just under $16,000, this device is aimed at small and medium enterprises. It can support up to 50 virtual devices at throughput of 2 Gbps, enabling organizations to get the performance and...

January 28, 2008  4:30 PM

Configuring VLAN’s

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Subnets, Switches, VLAN, WAN

One of the ways to organize your network so that it is easier to manage and protect is to segment it into smaller, interconnected subnets. Using a virtual LAN, or VLAN, you can easily and conveniently set up separate subnets, and connect ports from various switches, or even separate buildings, so...

January 27, 2008  4:33 AM

Network Mapping With Windows Vista

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Group Policy, LLTD protocol, Microsoft Windows, Network mapping, Networking, Windows Computing, Windows Vista

It can be very useful to have a network map. A graphic depiction of the layout, devices, and interconnections of the network can help with planning and troubleshooting, as well as asset or inventory control. Microsoft included an automatic network mapping feature in Windows Vista that uses the Link...

January 7, 2008  8:20 PM

Understanding MPLS

Posted by: Tony Bradley
MPLS, Networking, QoS, VoIP, YouTube

MPLS seemed to be one of the big network buzz words of 2007, overshadowed only by VoIP. It seems like everyone is racing to implement MPLS networks. What is the big deal? What does MPLS even stand for? Well- I can answer that last one: MultiProtocol Label Switching. In a nutshell, MPLS is faster...

January 3, 2008  6:38 PM

Choosing a Wireless Platform

Posted by: Tony Bradley
3g, 802.11, 802.11n, Mobile, Mobile device, wi-fi, WiMAX, Wireless

If you are a road-warrior and do most, if not all, of your computing from anywhere but your desk in your office, you need to know how to stay connected. Whether you are in a hotel, driving down the interstate, waiting for a flight at an airport, or stopping off for a cup of coffee, you want to be...

December 31, 2007  12:38 PM

Consumers Emerge as Driving Force Behind IT Strategy

Posted by: Tony Bradley
Broadband, Cisco, Development, Microsoft Windows, Networking

Consumers typically play 2nd Fiddle to the Enterprise customers when it comes to IT strategy and development. Microsoft used to have separate operating system platforms for enterprise and consumer desktops with Windows NT Workstation and Windows 98, but that has evolved into one operating system...

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