What is a Torrent – All about the Torrent Protocol

A Torrent is a peer-to-peer technology that uses small files containing information about a specific (usually large) file. This information is about the users having the file, and essentially plays the role of liaison between users. The size of torrent files is very small and has an extension of .torrent. The protocol used to exchange […]




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Ethernet Network Cable – Cat5 – Cat5E – Cat6

Ethernet cables are the most common network cables you will encounter. All networked devices on a Local Area Network (LAN), such as your PC, a network printer, a networked copy machine, a Server (Windows or Unix) etc use an Ethernet Cable to communicate with the rest devices on the network. Ofcourse, each of these devices […]




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How to configure static IP address on a Windows Computer

By default, the network interface card setting for a windows computer is configured to receive a dynamic IP address from a DHCP server. However, it is sometimes necessary to assign a static IP address to your Home Network Computer or to a server on your Local Area Network. Assigning a static IP to your Home […]




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What is DHCP – Simple Description

DHCP Stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is one of the most useful protocols used to enable IP communication between Networked devices (Computers, Servers, Routers, etc). As we know, in order for two networked devices to communicate, it is absolutely necessary that they have an IP address assigned on their Network Interface Card (NIC). A […]




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Networking Technologies on the Rise

According to Gartner analysis, the following networking and telecommunication technologies are emerging and are expected to be adopted in the mainstream market within 5 to 10 years. LTE-A: Long Term Evolution Advanced for mobile networks is a technology that will increase mobile data rates to 1Gbps (Downlink) and 500 Mbps (Uplink). The maturity of this technology is […]




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Internet Access Statistics for June 2008 in Europe

I stumbled upon an interesting statistics report by Eurobarometer survey showing the Internet access penetration in European countries between November and December 2007. It shows that Europe is becoming more computerised and Internet access and penetration is increasing among households across the European Union. Some of the statistics are shown below:




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