I have a question regarding communication within a local network. Please correct me If I am wrong: If there are two computers in a local network, Computer (A) and Computer(B), and if (A) wants to communicate with (B) or vice versa, then the request first strikes the router’s LAN interface, right? My question is that [...]
Answer Question | June 8, 2009 1:09 PM
IP address, IP address conflicts, LAN, Local area networks, Network Configuration, Network design, Network hardware, Networking, Router IP address, Routers, Routing and switching
I am thinking of replacing our SDSL line for a EOC 3×3. What sorts of hardware does implementing EOC require. For example T-1 requires a CSU/DSU.
Answer Question | August 2, 2010 2:58 PM
EOC, Ethernet, Network cabling, Network hardware, SDSL
We have a large enterprise network based primarily on Alcatel-Lucent switches that support QoS, and we are implementing video-conferencing based on Polycom equipment. Setting QoS on switch ports for Polycom appliances is not much of a problem, but we are about to roll out video conferencing software for use on staff PCs and laptops. How [...]
Answer Question | June 29, 2011 2:11 AM
802.1x, Alcatel-Lucent, enterprise networking, Enterprise networks, Network hardware, Networking, Polycom, Ports, Project management, QoS, Quality of Service, Switches, VoIP QoS
We have three virtual local area networks (VLANs) as follows: 1 data, 2 voice and 3 wireless. We have 6506e at the core, and interVLAN routing is working fine. The problem is implementing FortiGate firewall in transparent mode and terminating the ISP on the router with Ethernet output. I am not able to route VLANs [...]
Answer Question | February 26, 2009 11:28 PM
Firewalls, FortiGate, Internet protocol, InterVLAN Routing, ISP, Network Address Translation, Network hardware, Network security, Network security appliances, Networking, Routers, Routing and switching, Virtual LAN
what is the best suitable network that supports high-speed connections between buildings that are 500-700 metres apart
Answer Question | February 18, 2009 9:37 PM
Network design, Network hardware, Network infrastructure, WLAN
How can we do MAC address binding in Layer 2 (L2) and Layer 3 (L3) switches?
Answer Question | January 25, 2011 12:17 AM
L3 Switches, Layer 2 switches, Layer 3 switches, MAC address, Network equipment, Network hardware, Networking, Routing and switching
Which is more efficient: circuit switching or virtual circuit switching and why?
Answer Question | February 9, 2009 4:14 PM
Circuit switching, efficient, Network hardware, Networking, Switches, Switching, Switching equipment, virtual switch
In order to prevent a potential ground loop effect on F/UTP cable installations I usually avoid letting the metal shell of a shielded connector touch a metallic plate. What does Siemens AG recommend for wall phone plate installations when deploying an F/UTP cabled installation?
Answer Question | February 4, 2009 8:40 PM
best practices, Cabling, Groundwork, Installation, Network cabling, Network equipment, Network hardware, Networking, Project management, Siemens, UTP, wall phone plate
Does the communication between two network interface cards (NICs) of a computer connected by a Cat 5 cable in a digital signal form or an analog signal?
Answer Question | January 15, 2009 8:14 PM
Analog, Cabling, CAT 5, Network cabling, Network hardware, Network Interface Cards, Networking, Networking Equipment, signals, Telecom, Telecommunications
Can I breakdown a T-1 circuit that has 20 Centrex lines assigned to and punch down each line on a RJ21x jack?
Answer Question | February 23, 2009 3:04 PM
centrex, Network hardware, RJ21x, T-1
l am setting up a very basic network but still need to be reassured, my network consists of all the following which should all be used 6 computers 24 port switch 24 port pathcpanel router modem one storage rack the only pice that has put me off is the patch panel as l honestly and [...]
Answer Question | November 24, 2008 11:54 PM
Network design, Network hardware, Patch panels, Routers, Switches
I have a question concerning Layer 2 and Layer 3 data on the same device. We have a client that will be sending us Layer 2 data streams, but we have to send them to a device that will only take IP multicasts. We will be using a Cisco 7600 Router with a 6700 Switch [...]
Answer Question | August 11, 2009 9:50 PM
binding, Cisco Routers, Cisco switches, COMMANDS, Layer 2, Layer 3, layers, Mapping, Network hardware, Networking, Routing and switching
On a Cat 5 cable with four pairs I know that you can get 10/100 TX out of one pair which is the IEEE 802 standard. But can you also utilize the other two pairs for an additional 10/100 TX network drop? Will this work? Where is it stated that you cannot do this if [...]
Answer Question | December 10, 2010 3:05 PM
Cabling, CAT 5, IEEE, IEEE 802 standard, Network hardware, Networking Equipment
3 Layer Switch
Answer Question | October 17, 2008 8:41 AM
Layer 3, Layer 3 switches, Network hardware, Switches
What are the appropriate hardware and software tools to monitor trends and network performance, and what are the reasons for keeping these records?
Answer Question | April 20, 2009 10:08 PM
Network hardware, Network management software, Network monitoring, Networking
I am looking for advice and guidance. What kind of hardware I will need? What kind of software technologies should I start looking in to? What software packages are most relevant to what I am looking for? (I am not an IT professional and not in IT related business! ) I am looking to learn [...]
Answer Question | September 8, 2008 1:26 PM
Capacity planning, Network design, Network hardware, Open source, RAID 5, Routers, VMware