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What is the Difference Between An Ethernet Hub and a Switch?

What is the Difference Between An Ethernet Hub and a Switch?

Ethernet hubs and switches are networking devices that connect computers [and IP devices] together. A hub is basic, offering simple data transmission capabilities to MAC addresses over Layer-1. A switch is complex, offering security, efficiency, intelligent function, and capability to transmit to specific in-network, MAC addresses over Layer-2 and Layer-3.

What are layers 1, 2, and 3?

Layers are the paths over which data is

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What type of network switch should I buy?

What Type Of Network Switch Should I Buy?

One question we’re asked every day, is whether to go with a managed network switch, a smart switch, or unmanaged switch? In this article, we’ll break through the complexity surrounding this decision making process.

Just as a disclaimer, we tend to recommend a managed because you gain a lot more control and flexibility over your network over the life of the switch. Things change in business, half

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3 Reasons 802.11ax Will Change Wi-Fi Forever

3 Reasons 802.11ax Will Change Wi-Fi Forever (And Why We Need It)

Ever go out to the mall or public place for a few hours and when you return, you find your mobile phone battery has literally drained dry—without ever having used it? I have. Why does something like this happen when it literally sat in your pocket the whole time? What is that silent battery killer? Sadly, more often than not, it’s the WiFi. Thankfully, that’s all about to change thanks to

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Introducing the PLANET POE-171A-60 PoE Injector with Advanced Features

Introducing the PLANET POE-171A-60 POE Injector with Advanced Features

PLANET is happy to announce the release of our newest 802.3bt PoE Injector. The POE-171A-60 is a single-port 10/100/1000 Mbps Type 3 device providing up to 60Watts of power and data at a distance of up to 100m.

Further, the POE-171A-60 is compatible with legacy devices, which allows greater flexibility when adding to or combining with existing networks. IT administrators

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#CES: Volumetric Video to Cover 2018 Winter Olympics

#CES: Volumetric Video to Cover 2018 Winter Olympics

Intel is about to release one of their biggest new technologies at the XXIII Olympic Winter Games from PyeongChang, South Korea.

It’s called immersive media and it’s about to revolutionize how we film sports.

The announcement came early last week at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, along with talks on quantum computing, driverless cars and artificial intelligence.

“Data is going

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Net Neutrality Undone | “Peering” Poised to Make Gains

Net Neutrality Undone | “Peering” Poised to Make Gains

On Thursday, December 14, the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) repealed its 2015 net neutrality rules. We wrote an article about this very topic a few weeks ago, but let’s do a quick recap.

Net neutrality rules required ISPs to treat all online content equally. The ruling was instituted to bar the preferential treatment of one website [business] over another.

The repeal effort while,

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High-Tech and PoE Lead the Way to Better Infrastructure

High-Tech and PoE Lead the Way to Better Infrastructure

It was about this time last year that the president elect proposed a $1T infrastructure initiative.

The prospect of a much needed infrastructure overhaul got many engineering firms excited, and they began dusting off their project wish lists. A number of high-profile CEOs even joined together to form the CG/LA Blueprint 2025 infrastructure development coalition.

Their vision statement?

To be the

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Top IoT Predictions for 2018

Top IoT Predictions for 2018

We’ve written a lot about the internet of things this year. But we’ve mostly covered industry news from 2017.

Now that we’re coming up on the end of the calendar year, we thought it appropriate timing to make a few IoT predictions for 2018.

Innovation is the name of the game, and as more and more devices come online, there is going to be growth in a number of different verticals.

Truly, this

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Freedom From the Power Cord | Advances in Wireless Charging

Freedom From the Power Cord | Advances in Wireless Charging

When it comes to electronic devices, recharging has always been a bit of a headache. Even the latest smartphones require a decent chunk of time plugged in, and getting longer battery life is an uphill battle.

There’s one solution we’ve been watching very closely however. That’d be wireless charging.

Any number of half-way there solutions have popped up from time to time, but none of

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