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Differences Between TCP and UDP

TCP (Transmission Control Protocol) and UDP (User Datagram Protocol) are the most common network protocols used in network device communication today.The connection-oriented TCP was developed first and is more common, as it guarantees delivery and accuracy of the data transmission. The protocol tracks and acknowledges all information sent between two devices, and if data is lost or corrupted durin....Read more

PoE Defined and How to Avoid Common Issues

PoE “Power over Ethernet” has become a very common technology in today’s enterprise environments. As the demand for PoE increases, the demand for increased power goes up as well. The current standard of 802.3bt provides up to 71W. It’s important to validate that the expected Power is being supplied by the PoE.Today, PoE is powering many mission critical devices, including VoIP systems, Wi-Fi netwo....Read more

PING Usage and Limitations

Ask any network pro what kind of test they try first when taking on a trouble ticket… Inevitably, they’ll say, “I send a Ping.” But why use Ping?Ping is a protocol used to verify device availability, response time, and packet loss in a network by sending ICMP (Internet Control Messaging Protocol) Echo Request frames to an end network device and listening for the Echo Reply frames from the device. ....Read more

Understanding PoE Terminology

Power over Ethernet (PoE) is a technology that enables Ethernet cables to carry electrical power to devices such as Wi-Fi access points, IP cameras, VoIP phones, signage, and other networked devices along with data. Before the advent of PoE (circa 2003), outlets and external power adapters were necessary to power these devices. PoE uses two or four twisted pairs in a standard Ethernet cable to sup....Read more

Differences between Wi-Fi Throughput, Bandwidth and Data Rates

Before you can start troubleshooting problems with slow Wi-Fi network speeds, you need to verify if there really is a problem. The easiest way to confirm this is to measure your network’s actual upload and download speeds. Still, how do you do that? Can you do that by just looking at the PHY data rates being used? Could you use your network’s expected bandwidth? Or do you need to actually measure ....Read more

Accessorize Your NetAlly Tools

With Bluetooth support built into the EtherScope™ nXG and the addition of the Edimax Wi-Fi/Bluetooth adapter on the LinkRunner™ G2, you can add a number of useful accessories to your NetAlly tools.  These accessories can take your EtherScope™ nXG and LinkRunner™ G2 to another level of productivity in your networking environment.I’ve put together an Amazon list of some of these accessories that are....Read more
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