April - Computer Networks

During the month of April, our topic will be computer networks.  This month is dedicated to informing people about wireless technology, internet, and network terminology.

Please read the following articles to learn more!

Week 3 - What is an IP address?

Most people have heard the term IP address at some time.  But what is it, and why is it special?  IP stands for Internet Protocol and it is the communication standard for internet enabled devices. An IP address is a 32 bit number that allows a device to communicate through the internet. In order to communicate with the internet you need an IP address.  An IP address, at a basic level, is like a home or business address; it essentially allows people to communicate with you. But this addressing system becomes more complex with internal networks.

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Week 1 - Dual WAN, what is that?

The Internet is a core resource for every business now. Most businesses rely heavily on the internet and use it for research, accounting, point-of-sale, phone, and email.  Would your business be down and out if the internet were to turn off?

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Week 4 - Why don't I have permission to open my files?

Recently we have been receiving computers with permission problems that prevent users from opening files.  This can be as light as not being able to open your word files or as bad as not being able to boot your computers to windows.  But to understand why this happens, you need to understand a little bit about permissions.

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Week 2 - Mac. Not as safe as before.

I decided that this would be a good week to write about a change we have witnessed in the malware world. This month has been one of the most active months for viruses being deployed on apple computers.  

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