Archive for category: Networking & Internet

OSI Model

The Open Systems Interconnection Model (i.e. OSI Model) is a standard reference model for connecting computers on a network. It divides network protocol design and communications into seven different layers. Each layer in the model is designed to provide services to the layer above it. However perfect the OSI Model seems, it has been questioned and compared with other existing models. Looking into the OSI Model Since each layer in this model serves a purpose for the layer above it, it would be interesting how each layer interacts with the next one in the upper tier. Here are the seven

Free IP Tracers

An Internet Protocol, most commonly known as IP, Address is a string of digits that identifies your computer. Imagine it to be much like your driver’s license – it identifies your computer to the internet and provides basic information about your connection and its location. Throughout the web there are sites that allow you to trace IP Addresses and gather more information on them for free. In this post, I am going to review three such services and discuss some potential applications for them. When tracing an IP Address, you can collect some basic data regarding the computer it has

Find DNS Servers

Domain Name System (also known as DNS) is a special naming system that applies for services and resources associated with computers and the Internet. This system is very useful for computer users since it can identify the location and address of computer networks worldwide. DNS was developed to assign domain names as well as to associate these names with IP addresses. It is also the one responsible for assigning authoritative name servers for every computer domain. How do I find my DNS servers? There are different ways of finding these servers. It is important to know that the steps differ

Make WordPress Theme

The overall appearance of your blog is determined by WordPress themes. There are hundreds of themes available on the internet, but making your own WordPress theme indicates creativity as well as professionalism. However, one should have the basic knowledge about HTML and CSS before starting on this project (WordPress themes). If you show a little dedication towards learning this, you can also make a unique WordPress theme for your website or blog. Here are the steps involved in making a WordPress theme. Plan and prepare the design that you want to see on your blog. Make a physical copy or

Install Active-X

It’s important that you install ActiveX in your computer. These are programming tools that allow you to see and use various Web functions like forms, chatting and videos. Requirements An Internet connection A Web browser Computer running Windows 9x or higher Instructions Adding the Components with Internet Explorer If you use Internet Explorer, follow these instructions. It applies to most versions of the browser too. As stated you need to have Windows installed. If not, refer to your User Guide for installing the operating system in your computer. Make sure you meet the minimum requirements too. Most of the time,

Wi-Fi Software Tools

A trademark that refers to certified products that are developed by Wi-Fi Alliance, Wi-Fi is also a term that is used by computer users to refer to wireless LAN. The products are supported by numerous game consoles, smartphones, printers, laptops as well as personal computer operating systems. To enhance the use of these products, the company launched various software tools that are compatible with Wi-Fi. What are Wi-Fi software tools? These tools are very useful in establishing fast and efficient connection to the Internet. Aside from these, Wi-Fi software tools are helpful in wireless network mapping, wireless network traffic assessment,

Wireless Networks

A wireless network is a special and advance kind of computer network that is usually associated to telecommunications networks, which interconnections are implemented with the use of electronic waves. Many computer users prefer wireless network because it is cost efficient and the transmission of data in this network are faster than other computer networks. To make sure that the network will be compatible with the computer system to be used, it is important that the user have sufficient understanding on the different types of wireless networks. Wireless PAN What are the types of wireless networks? There are four types of

Clear ARP Cache

Address Resolution Protocol (also known as ARP) is one of the effective ways for searching the address of a host’s hardware. This is commonly applied by computer users who only see the Network Layer and Internet Layer address of the host. Some computer experts refer to ARP as Internet Standard STD 37 as defined in Request for Comments 826. This method is implemented in different types of computer networks like the Internet as well as Ethernet. How do I clear the ARP cache? It is important to clear the cache because it can affect the functions of Microsoft Windows as

Wireless Modem

Modems are devices that are used to convert digital signals into analog signals and vice versa. When you sign up for an Internet connection you are usually sent a modem in the package. Your modem is the key equipment in order to get an Internet connection. The very first models of this computer equipment you might have become familiar with are those that are wired. Nowadays you also have wireless modems as an option to get rid of the wires cluttering your home. Defining Wireless Modems Simply put, wireless modems allow you to connect to a network without using any

Setting Up Home Wireless Network

Home wireless networks have a vast array of benefits: you can share files between computers and with your family members, share printers throughout your house, and best of all – browse the internet whether you’re laying in your bed or sitting out in the backyard. Many internet users enjoy the extreme freedom that a home wireless network provides, as well as the convenience. However, it may seem extremely difficult to get such a project underway… The first and most important part of the process is choosing the proper equipment. There are a number of different wireless types: 802.11a, 802.11b and