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ATM and IP overhead on DSL Broadband connections

There are a number of protocol layers involved in data transfer over a broadband line, each of which adds some overhead. Line rate The actual line carries data using a protocol called ADSL. This includes layers of data framing and … Continue reading

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Cisco Plays Catchup in DPI Test

If you’re a large enterprise with its own network, an ISP, or a company intent on claiming its own, online, the technology force of Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) is with you. But it may surprise you who shows up on the … 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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Speedy broadband could be on the cards for rural Ayrshire

A POLITICIAN campaigning for speedier broadband in rural Ayrshire said her recent meeting with BT was ‘positive’. MP Cathy Jamieson met the communication giants in Westminster to highlight problems faced by people in Kilmarnock and Loudoun who can’t get access … 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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Guide to Rural Scottish Broadband Rollout

The availability of easily affordable high speed broadband in Scotland has become widespread in recent years, much as it has across the rest of the UK. However, with around 99 per cent of Scotland’s population connected, it was discovered that … 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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The Wi-Fi killers

Is your Wi-Fi not working? Interference could be getting in your way What’s the number one threat to the smooth running of your Wi-Fi network? Interference, and plenty of it. It isn’t only interference from neighbouring networks that you have … Continue reading

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How Wi-Fi works

If you want to know how to fix your Wi-Fi, first you need to understand how it works Before you set about fixing your Wi-Fi, it helps to know how the technology works. That way, you can make an informed … Continue reading

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10 reasons why a hosted phone system is good for SMEs

1) A State of the Art phone system A Rustyice Solutions Hosted Phone System provides business customers with a leading edge phone system without the associated capital cost. From day one you will have a system that delivers all the … Continue reading

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