What is Antenna power gain - There are a lot of factors that determine the range of the connection of a wireless piece of equipment, but the main thing that affects it is the power gain of the antenna. Power gain is a numerical quantity and it is measured in dB, otherwise known as relative decibels. It stands for max effectiveness of one antenna in comparison to a different antenna. You will commonly see 2 standards that are being used by the companies who build them when they speak about measuring gain in antennas. They are dBd and dBi.
What are routing tables - IP and TCP networks use routing tables in order to determine where the messages they forward should go. If you look at the routing table itself, it is a database, very small, and the thing that controls it is the software and hardware that is in the router.
Wired or Wireless for playing games, Part 2 - In the last article we have talked about the wired experience and all the pros and cons when it comes to speed, reliability and all the other things you need to enjoy playing video games on the web. In this text we are going to take a different approach and talk about wireless connections and everything that there is to know about them.
Wired or Wireless for playing games - With the Internet there came a whole new era of information technology, transfer and access. Also, the Internet connected the world in a way that has never been see before, through games. Alongside the Internet came huge amounts of brand new games, genres, software and a lot of other things. And also the Internet seems to be getting faster as we go into the future.
The best strategy to protect your computer - A VPN (virtual private network) gives you the possibility to encrypt every bit of traffic that goes through your network (it doesn't matter if it is going in our out).
WLAN standards - If you are a home network owner or perhaps a business network owner you are probably seeking to purchase WLAN (wireless local area network) devices and gear. There are a lot of devices and products that fit into the common wireless standard. They are also known as Wi-Fi technologies and the most common are 802.11a, 802.11b and 802.11g. In this text we will compare those standards and tell you the pros and cons of each one of them.
Drawbacks and benefits of VPN - There are two key advantages that VPN gives to organizations who are seeking to have safe and secure networks and offer them to their client base. Those advantages are a lot less money to pay and a great network scalability. It is also very easy to use, so clients that join VPN networks won't find it difficult to do what they want.
Your Wi-Fi Signal Strength - If you have a wireless network and you have some problems with your connection, or you are just seeking knowledge about how that signal works, this is just the place where you should be. Read this text and find out something more about wireless and Wi-Fi signal strength.
Various Kinds of Internet Connections - If you are using the Internet, and you are (unless you have been hiding under a rock for the past 15 years), you have to know something about the various kinds of connections that exist. Down below you can see them listed.
How to Establish a Connection to a Wireless Router - It will probably happen that you have to connect into a wireless router in order to do some updates on the routers configuration. In order to gain access to the wireless router and it's configuration you need to be familiar with the IP address of the router and also you need to know the admin password and the username of the wireless router. It is not bad if you are knowledgeable in router problems and fixing those problems.
Installing the Client for Microsoft Network - This is not a very difficult task, but it is not a very easy one. It should probably take you somewhere around 5 minutes, but you have to have the knowledge needed to do this. If you want to acquire that knowledge, read this text about installing the Client for Microsoft Networks.
Purchasing Home Network Gear - You should always avoid buying network gear at the full retail cost. You need to stop yourself from buying a product that has just been released to the market, instead you should wait a month or two months after it has been released because that is usually when vendors offer discounts or rebates.
Should I Unplug My Network From Time to Time - It is not uncommon that Internet connections stay on all the time, which makes you online all day long. People usually leave their router or other network devices on for a very long time, even when they don't need them. But, is this a good or bad thing? Should you keep your network on all the time or not?
What are Data Plans - Internet access usually needs people who use it to subscribe to it to be able to connect to it. Next to the normal use policies, these terms also have a limit set on the use of the Internet connection over some amount of time. The limits are usually known by the name data plans.
Home Network Router Settings - Standard default values are usually used by routers for their Wi-Fi radio settings. The variations of of wireless protocols that will be supported by the router are managed by the Wi-Fi mode. What frequency band will be used by a wireless router for radio communication is determined by the Wi-Fi channel number. The usual Wi-Fi channel numbers in most countries are somewhere between 1 and 11.