Network Devices Overview

Computer networks can have a wide assortment of devices, each of which performs a specific job.  These devices also work at different layers of the OSI model. We will briefly cover some of these devices and what they do. Repeaters We start with repeaters since they...

Windows 10 v1507 losing support May 2017

According to this article over at TechNet, Microsoft is winding down support for older versions of Windows 10. Windows 10 launched Summer 2015. Read on: With the availability of Windows 10, version 1607 to the VLSC on January 26th, the grace period for Windows 10,...

Data Encapsulation Explained

Data encapsulation is the process that takes place when one host on a network needs to send data to another host. As data is prepared for transit, it flows down through each layer of the OSI model. At each layer, extra control information is added to the data before...

Understanding The OSI Model

The Open Systems Interconnection model (OSI model) is a seven-layer abstraction model created in 1984 by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) to help vendors create compatible and interoperable networks.  The OSI model is a layered model that...

Standards Bodies

It is important to realize that interoperability between devices and systems of various vendors is only possible when a previously agreed upon set of standards is used.  In the field of networking, it is useful to know a handful of these standards bodies that...

Network Topologies

A network’s topology refers to both the physical and logical structure of the network.  The physical topology describes the layout of the network’s physical channel whether it is copper, fiber, or air waves.  The logical topology describes the way in which...

LANs and WANs Explained

Computer networks were created the day someone got tired of walking up and down the office halls to exchange floppy disks.  This archaic method of information sharing is sometimes referred to as “sneakernet”.  Today, that same information can literally be...

How to get support from EAS

Rather than assume our customers (and potential customers) know how to get help from EAS, we figured it would make sense to outline the best and quickest ways to get support from us. Open a support ticket The best way to get support from EAS is by opening a support...
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