Azure — ExpressRoute Overview

What is Azure ExpressRoute? — Introduction to Azure ExpressRoute Azure ExpressRoute lets you seamlessly extend your on-premises networks into the Microsoft Azure. This connection between your organization and Azure is dedicated and private. ExpressRoute Key points ExpressRoute is a private connection from your on-premises infrastructure to your Azure infrastructure. Your data doesn’t travel over the public internet. Connection between your […]

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AWS — Direct Connect Overview

Introduction to AWS Direct Connect AWS Direct Connect makes it easy to establish a dedicated connection from an on-premises network to Amazon VPC. Using AWS Direct Connect, you can establish private connectivity between AWS and your data center, office, or collocated environment. This private connection can reduce network costs, increase bandwidth throughput, and provide a more consistent network experience than internet-based […]

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Net Commands – Network Security Management

The NET Command is used to manage network security resources as follows: View user account password and logon requirements (also displays the machine type – Server or workstation) NET ACCOUNTS View password and logon requirements for the network domain. NET ACCOUNTS /DOMAIN Set the number of minutes a user has before being forced to log off when the account expires […]

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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 also be aware that enabling […]

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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 participate in the network. Client/Server […]

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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 is normally called Local Area […]

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An Introduction to Wireless Networking (Part 2) – Requirements and Setup

Windows 2003 and Wireless Networking Through its improved security and performance features, Windows 2003 makes usability and deployment of wireless local area network services easier. Such features include authentication, authorization and automatic key management. IAS (Internet Authentication Service) An improved feature in Windows 2003 is the Internet Authentication Service which takes over from RADIUS (Remote Authentication Dial In User Service) […]

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