Tag: bandwidth

An Overview of Network Monitoring

Every fledgling network administrator eventually comes face-to-face with the question “how do I monitor my network?”. But “monitoring a network” means different things to different people, and if you ask a crowd of experienced network managers for tool suggestions, it is highly likely that you will get a few misleading recommendations simply because the what-to-measure is not in alignment with your objectives.

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AT&T Re-Defines “Limited” and “Unlimited”

Most iPhone users tend to be loyal about their phone, and dare I say, with just a slight air of superiority. But there is one feature on Android phones that Apple people are jealous about. Many Android phones come with software that allows the phones to become a WiFi hotspot. Not only is the feature built-in, but the carriers gladly support it. It is even advertised heavily in “Droid Does” commercials.

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Smartphone Tethering

Long ago, when dinosaurs roamed the Earth, computers went on-net – whether “on net” was “the Internet”, CompuServe, or (for the old-timers) something like FIDOnet – with a device called a “modem”. (Modems got their name because they MOdulated and DEModulated analog telephone signals to transmit binary data.)

In  these days of digital high-speed broadband and FIOS, a genuine “mo-dem” is somewhat of an ancient relic in the vernacular. However, if you have a smartphone, it can act as an analog (no pun intended) of an old-school telephony modem for getting your laptop onto the Internet when there is no other access available.

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