Category Archives: LAN

Mobile Satellite Broadband for Events

Events come in all shapes and sizes from little cosy gatherings to gigantic extravaganzas. They also take place in allsorts of locations from city centres to remote mountaintops. Often they will be arranged in ad hoc places which do not … Continue reading

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Spread Spectrum Modulation Techniques

Wireless Local Area Networking technology today exploits a technology which was thitherto mostly hidden inside the shadowy domain of military communications and radar. This technology comprises a collection of ideas which are termed Spread Spectrum Techniques (SST). Spread Spectrum techniques have … Continue reading

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The EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) metric

EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) is a network protocol that lets routers exchange information more efficiently than was the case with older routing protocols. EIGRP which is a proprietary protocol evolved from IGRP (Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) and routers … Continue reading

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Tablet Operating Systems and Features / A Comparison

Wedded to the intuitive Apple iOS? Or keen to stick with the Google Android OS you’ve become used to on your smartphone? The choice of operating system for your tablet is as likely to be a ‘brand’ choice as it … Continue reading

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What is a Yagi Antenna?

Ask your average person what a Yagi antenna is and they will probably look at you with a puzzled expression. The fact is however that everybody in the UK has probably seen a Yagi antenna and in all likelihood used … Continue reading

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What is a BPDU

In a Local Area Network layer 2 broadcast domain, the Spanning Tree Protocol is a Data Link Layer protocol. It is standardized as IEEE 802.1D. As the name suggests, it creates a spanning tree within a mesh network of connected … Continue reading

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Could ants power Web3.0 to new heights? OSPF v’s ANTS

One of our engineers having recently completed their latest M.Eng block on the subject of “Natural and Artificial Intelligence“, became aware of advances made in the recent decade towards a new paradigm of network traffic engineering that was being researched. This new … Continue reading

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Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

The IEEE 802.1D Spanning Tree Protocol was designed to keep a switched or bridged network loop free, with adjustments made to the network topology dynamically. A topology change typically takes 30 seconds, with a port moving from the Blocking state … Continue reading

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No IT Support For IP Video Cameras?

According to a recent report by the Centre for Retail Research (CRR) and commissioned by Axis Communications, many retailers are being prevented from deploying IP-based surveillance due to a lack of collaboration with their IT departments. The independent report examines … Continue reading

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What’s killing your Wi-Fi?

We reveal the hidden and unexpected threats to your wireless network and how to banish them Appallingly slow speeds, dropped connections, and routers that are working fine one minute and apparently drop off the face of the Earth the next … Continue reading

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