Communications & Broadband

  • What is a Modem? What is the Purpose of a Modem? What are the Modem Parts?

    Modems are mysterious devices (as is the case for all computer hardware) that connect our computers to the Internet. In this article, we look at these devices in detail, beginning with what is a computer modem and what is its purpose, what does...
    By Tolga BALCI May 27, 2011 

  • How to Set Up and Test a Cisco Router

    Networking is the connection of several computers into one area where they can communicate with one another. In general there are two different kinds of networks, Microsoft or Local networks and Cisco or Internet networks. The Microsoft Networks use servers...
    By George Garza May 26, 2011 

  • Top Handheld Wi-Fi Technology

    With the launch of the new Apple iPad, the Wi-Fi industry steps into a new horizon. Handheld gadgets coming to life with information and interactivity, through the power of Wi-Fi technology, are now taking the place of newspapers, computers, cables and...
    By Simon Hill May 26, 2011 

  • Upgrading an Internet Broadband Connection

    Like many products, broadband Internet services are tiered to accommodate different needs and wallets. Ask yourself these three questions to learn whether it is worth upgrading your broadband Internet connections.
    By John Garger May 26, 2011 

  • Understanding Network Hardware

    So, you want to create a network, but you don't know where to start. You need to understand the network hardware in order to build an efficient network. This article aims to explain what the different pieces are, and help you to decide on the ones...
    By PatrickDickey May 25, 2011 

  • Understanding Wireless Mesh Networks - Theory of Operation and Design

    Wireless Mesh Networks (WMNs) are the next big advance in Internet connectivity. The article describes the design and operation of WMNs, along with their available types and advantages.
    By Aggeliki K. May 25, 2011 

  • The Complete Netgear Router Guide

    Setting up a router isn't a particularly tough process as long as you know the basics before you start. This guide will cover how to setup a Netgear router without much trouble. I'll do my best to cover the entire process so that you have a secure...
    By Aaron R. May 25, 2011 

  • An Internet History Timeline

    The Internet has changed drastically over the years with the combination of many technologies. It has changed the ways in which humans interact and receive their knowledge and entertainment. This article seeks to briefly explain the history of the Internet...
    By Keith Elliott May 24, 2011 

  • Troubleshooting a Linksys Wireless Router

    Even the most reliable devices go wrong sometimes. Routers can seem like black magic to some. Read this for an overview of how to troubleshoot a Linksys router if it does stop working or gives you trouble.
    By Finn Orfano May 24, 2011 

  • DSL vs 4G Wireless Services

    Here is what you need to know if you are considering using a 4G wireless service instead of DSL.
    By Steve McFarlane May 24, 2011 
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