An article breaking down how you can use packet tracer to configure a router with packet tracer.
Category: Network Design
An article exploring how broadcast addresses work. Includes topics such as how broadcasts are sent, how to find the broadcast address of a subnetted network and what broadcast addresses …
In this article we look at how DHCP works and what it does. Also looks at the origins of DHCP and offers, requests and leases.
In this guide we look at how ethernet switching works. Also includes a discussion of topics such as layer 2 bridges and switches.
In this article we look at the past history of ethernet to see what’s changed over time. Includes legacy ethernet, fast ethernet and gigabit ethernet.
A look at how Carrier Sense Multiple Access Collision Detect or CSMA/CD works.
The Basics of Network Cable Testing is an article that takes you through the fundamentals of how network cable testing works. Also includes key topics like avoiding cross talk, …
An article examining the difference between straight through, crossover and rollover cables. Breaks down the purpose of every cable type.
In the Guide to Bandwidth and Throughput we take a look at these two important subjects and show you where they differ.
In this guide we provide beginners with a definitive look at how network math works. Includes an introduction to binary and hexadecimal.