Getting Connected – Network Devices

A look at different network devices and the functions they perform

There are a variety of different devices that can be used to connect other devices to a network such as; switches, routers and access points. ¬†Other devices, such as Patch Panels, can be used to distribute network access throughout a building. ¬†Due to the way that networking has evolved, older technology components, such as hubs, bridges and repeaters, can often still be found within network systems. Continue reading “Getting Connected – Network Devices”

Improving Your Routers’ Security

How to greatly improve the security of your home network.

That wireless router which sits, silent and unobtrusive, in the main room of your house or on a shelf somewhere near a telephone socket, providing that all important connection to the (virtual) outside world is locked up and safe, right?

Well, actually. No. Continue reading “Improving Your Routers’ Security”