Questions tagged [safety]

For questions about safety in relation to computer networking and network devices. For instance, Network security consists of the policies and practices adopted to prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse, modification, or denial of a computer network and network-accessible resources.

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Is it really necessary for APs to constantly send beacon frames (always be in “discovery mode”)?

Why do wireless APs constantly transmit (e.g., with a beacon interval of 10×/sec.), even when no devices are connected to them? Doesn't that just cause needless RFI? Is it really necessary to ...
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What type of enclosure can be used for non-plenum electronics in a plenum space?

Is there a legal way that complies with the USA-NFPA fire code, to put regular non-plenum network devices above a drop ceiling in a plenum airspace? Background: In many places in the United States, ...
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Toggle Switch for an Ethernet Cable

Is it possible to place a switch in one of the four/five wires of an Ethernet cable that will disable it? For my hardware project I would like the user to be able to disable the internet connection ...