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SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol or SNMP was created to provide a common protocol foundation that device manufacturers would use to expose the various aspects of the product so that network administrators know what to expect. Information like routing network traffic stats, and CPU load, etc, can all be remotely accessed using SNMP. On devices supporting SNMP, it can be used...

Router/modem unit

A large number internet service providers now give their customers combined devices that function both as a modem and a wireless router. These devices eliminate the need to buy a router, but if you like, you can still do so. Separate routers may be more configurable, more powerful, and have additional features, but this is not always a good thing...

Monitor your bandwidth

It is becoming more common for internet providers to establish data caps. They would usually make claims like their data limits are great for “millions of emails.” The trouble is that emails are small, but HD videos like Netflix are very large. Depending on what you do on the internet, you can exceed your limits pretty fast, so it might...

Basics of networking and security

There is no question that starting a business these days is a lot easier than it once was. In the past, you not only required all kinds of equipment to run it, but you also needed manpower. However, these days, a network of computers is often all you need to get things up and running. Still, you need to ensure...

Windows Firewall

Firewalls are a key part of your network security. It’s also an area where someone seems to always be selling you something new. However, since XP SP2, Windows has been offering their own firewall that’s solid and adequate. If you are using Windows 7, all you have to do is install antivirus software, and Windows 8 includes even that. The main...

Pokemon GO download

Just launched in America, Pokemon GO has rapidly become one of the best-selling mobile games. For some fans living outside the USA however, the game is currently not available for download. And Pokemon GO may not be available internationally for weeks or even months. Fortunately, there is a workaround. Read on to learn how to change your Google Play or...

SolarWinds Orion

If you’re a network administrator or simply want to keep an eye on what’s going on with your network, you will need to track performance and traffic usage and respond quickly to any issues. This is why you need network monitoring software like SolarWinds Orion – a tool that collects data on bandwidth, performance metrics, latency, and what not. Core capabilities SolarWinds...

Hacked iPhone

While the US government had been fighting Apple in court trying to get access to a password-protected iPhone that belonged to a San Bernardino terrorist who killed fourteen people last year, we know for sure that the government doesn't really need Apple’s help. They successfully hacked iPhones before, and they didn’t ask anyone’s permission to do that. In fact, it’s...