Why would I use wired sockets

Installing a wired network socket is the same idea as installing a telephone extension point in a different room – for example a kitchen, or bedroom. It provides the flexibility to plug in and unplug devices without the need to leave a trailing cable. This is especially useful in areas which have multiple uses: IE:… Continue reading Why would I use wired sockets

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What can limit WiFi signals

WiFi also known as Wireless Fidelity is essentially the same thing as saying WLAN which stands for “Wireless Local Area Network”. WiFi uses radio frequencies in the Gigahertz range to send signals between devices. WiFi uses the frequency at the 2.4Ghz and 5Ghz range. As a note, your microwave uses a very similar frequency at… Continue reading What can limit WiFi signals

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What is a routing table and do I need one?

A routing table is an information database that is contained within a network host. It lists the routes that different network destinations should take. The table will include information about the network topology directly connected to the host, and therefore allows numerous networks to interconnect. These networks can either be private local networks (LAN) or… Continue reading What is a routing table and do I need one?

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Patch cable and Crossover Cable – What are the differences?

A network cable is terminated with eight wires – usually to a jack plug, or socket – using a specification – T568. T568 has two different specifications: T568A and T568B. T568A uses the following pin layout: Green / White Green Orange / White Blue Blue White Orange Brown / White Brown T568B uses the following… Continue reading Patch cable and Crossover Cable – What are the differences?

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What are ethernet splitters

A typical ethernet cable has eight wires. You also have shielded cables which contain a grounding pin. For an ethernet connection to work, you only need to use four of these wires – two transmit wires, and two receiver wires. This leaves two pairs of wires redundant in most cables that can serve a different… Continue reading What are ethernet splitters

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My own home network

At my own home, I need access in many locations. Commonly in the back garden, and the office, to the rear of my property – but my main router is located at the front of my property. One of the first major improvements I made was to use a few cheap WiFi repeaters within my… Continue reading My own home network

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