Category: Networking How To

How To Enable Jumbo Frames

Enabling jumbo frames can significantly increase your network’s throughput while consuming fewer CPU cycles (we’ll explain why in a moment). But before you configure your PCs to use jumbo frames, you should know that their value lies primarily in speeding up large file transfers within your network (versus to and from the Internet). You should […]

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Introduction to Client/Server Networking

A computer network consists of two or more computers intended to share resources:   A client/server network is a system where one or more computers called clients connect to a central computer named a server to share or use resources. Each client computer must use an operating system that allows it to be identified to […]

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Configure IP Address and DNS from Command Line

The IP address of your computer can be set from the command prompt by running the following commands at an administrative level prompt:   netsh interface ip set address name=”Local Area Connection” static 123.123.123.123 255.255.255.0 123.123.123.1 1 Local Area Connection is the name of the adapter you want to modify. In single NIC systems it […]

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How to configure TCP/IP Filtering on windows 2003 Server?

In this article, we will use TCP/IP filtering to prevent a server from allowing certain TCP ports or protocol. 1. Right-click on the My Network Places icon on the desktop, open properties 2. Choose the  network connection for which you want to view the settings, right-click to open properties 3. double-click Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) to […]

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Using Remote Assistance with Windows Firewall Enabled

This article looks at how to use Remote Assistance in an environment where your desktop computers have Windows Firewall enabled. Topics covered include using Group Policy to create a Remote Assistance exception for desktop computers, configuring computers to receive offers of Remote Assistance, and tips on using Remote Assistance. Remote Assistance is one of those […]

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Subnetting to Increase Performance

There comes a time when a network becomes too big and performance begins to suffer as a result of too much traffic. When that happens, one of the ways that you can solve the problem is by breaking the network into smaller pieces. There are several techniques for splitting a network, but one of the […]

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Free or Open Network Solutions

Introduction There are endless free and open source software solutions and services out there for use in the network—for small, medium, and enterprise environments. You aren’t limited to Microsoft, Cisco, and other commercial giants. You can save money by using free, open source, or less expensive solutions. Here I’ll share a couple you might consider. […]

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Making Sense of Windows Routing Tables

It’s amazing the way that time can go by. People tend to think of computers as being high tech, but the TCP/IP protocol has been around in one form or another for over three decades. As such, TCP/IP has had time to really mature and be made stable and reliable. When it comes to computers, […]

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