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Is mobile killing the LAN?

I was talking with an industry CEO the other day and he offered an intriguing thought. He said that the LAN is dead — along with its associated routers and hubs and other network hardware — and that mobile has killed it. But the LAN isn’t de.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingAug 22nd, 2017Related News

Who"s hogging the network? Bandwidth usage on a Linux system

There are a lot of reasons why systems slow down.Some process might be bogging down the CPU, you may be seeing a lot of disk contention, or maybe memory is in high demand and a lot of swapping is going on. Then again, the system may be slowed down.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingJun 12th, 2017Related News

Book Review: Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems

The overall equation is pretty simple: If you want to understand network traffic, you really should install Wireshark. And, if you really want to use Wireshark effectively, you should consider this book. Already in its third edition, Practical Pac.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingJun 12th, 2017Related News

Intel shows off wireless VR on the HTC Vive

Intel showed for the first time at Computex in Taipei a prototype wireless HTC Vive virtual reality headset.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 30th, 2017Related News

Because the world is flat now, right?

This company wants to use cellular data connections to keep its remote sites online, reports a pilot fish working on the issue. And at some locations, just two things stand in the way of solving the connectivity problem: reality and an offshore su.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 30th, 2017Related News

Apple is testing 5G: Why this matters to the iOS enterprise

Faster, more stable, capable of supporting more devices and equipped to handle life in the fast lane, 5G technology is the next wave of networking, and Apple is deeply involved in testing and developing the standard. What does Apple hope to gain a.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 24th, 2017Related News

Are you sure it"s not just in sleep mode?

In the wake of a very bad thunderstorm, this field service pilot fish is dispatched to a client's restaurant to test and replace a patch cord after lightning blew up the cable modem."My ticket said to replace the cord between the cable modem and t.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 24th, 2017Related News

There really ARE better ways to stay awake...

IT pilot fish is working late one night when there's a slight case of user error -- with more-than-slight consequences."There was a bank of network switches in a cabinet in cubeland -- no more room in the cable closet," says fish. "It was taken do.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 23rd, 2017Related News

The Windows firewall is the overlooked defense against WannaCry and Adylkuzz

Despite all the attention currently focused on Windows computers being infected with WannaCry ransomware, a defensive strategy has been overlooked. This being a Defensive Computing blog, I feel the need to point it out.The story being told everywh.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 19th, 2017Related News

IDG Contributor Network: Who"s hogging the network? Bandwidth usage on a Linux system

There are a lot of reasons why systems slow down.Some process might be bogging down the CPU, you may be seeing a lot of disk contention, or maybe memory is in high demand and a lot of swapping is going on. Then again, the system may be slowed down.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 15th, 2017Related News

IDG Contributor Network: Who"s hogging the network?

There are a lot of reasons why systems slow down. Some process might be bogging down the CPU, you may be seeing a lot of disk contention, or maybe memory is in high demand and a lot of swapping is going on. Then again, the system may be slowed dow.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 15th, 2017Related News

So it must not be important, right?

Office manager pilot fish gets a call from an employee complaining that her internet connection is dead -- and fish has some idea what might be going on."As I was checking connections, I got a call from another user in the office next to hers," sa.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 9th, 2017Related News

7 mistakes Google made updating my Google Wifi router

Many of the new mesh router systems self-update their firmware (router operating system). While this is a big step forward from the bad old days, where the task fell to the router owner, it's only a first step.On my Router Security site, I go into.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 8th, 2017Related News

NOW we can help you!

Software developer pilot fish works from home, which means he depends heavily on the VPN connection to his home office."I was having issues with my DSL, so I rebooted the modem," says fish. "No change, so I fired up Wireshark and saw the problem:.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 8th, 2017Related News

Asus router warnings on privacy and security

I ran across a most unusual router review today, by Daniel Aleksandersen.For one thing, it was not a review of a specific model (though the author uses an Asus RT-AC87U), instead it reviewed ASUSWRT, the stock firmware (router operating system) u.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 5th, 2017Related News

CW@50: Sharky"s greatest hits

Editor's note: For almost two decades, Computerworld’s Shark Tank has been there for you, five days a week. For many IT professionals, it’s a quick escape that often brings a smile, frequently of the rueful variety.If you aren’t receiving it.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 5th, 2017Related News

But all the plumbing works fine, right? RIGHT?!?

This company is having a branch office renovated -- some walls moved and added, along with eight new Cat-6 network lines installed, according to a pilot fish on the scene."We generally have the contractor pull the wires for us and then we do the t.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 2nd, 2017Related News

Bookmarking some IP addresses now provides easy DNS debugging later

DNS is a world-wide system that translates the name of computers on the Internet into their underlying numeric IP address. For example, computerworld.com might be translated to either 151.101.128.230, 151.101.64.230 or 151.101.192.230. Humans deal.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingMay 2nd, 2017Related News

How seven mesh routers deal with Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS)

The recent wave of new mesh router systems has brought with it changes besides the obvious increase in Wi-Fi range. For example, these mesh routers are more likely to insist on WPA2-AES encryption, as many have dropped support for the less secure.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingApr 28th, 2017Related News

How seven mesh routers deal with Wi-Fi protected setups

The recent wave of new mesh router systems has brought with it changes besides the obvious increase in Wi-Fi range. For example, these mesh routers are more likely to insist on WPA2-AES encryption, as many have dropped support for the less secure.....»»

Source:  CwCategory: NetworkingApr 28th, 2017Related News