Chris Travers
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When to choose fiber instead of twisted pair (copper)
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There are a fairly large number of factors to consider and it is also important to accept that not all fiber is the same just like not all twisted pair is the same. Here are a few things that occur ...

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How do you prevent rogue wireless access points on a network?
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Lucas's answer above is a bit of a starting point. There are however two or three other things that must be considered. These end up being somewhat outside the scope of network engineering, but ...

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Does TCP use Virtual Circuit Model?
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I would give an answer of "no, but it is remarkably similar." Here's some history and a largely complete explanation. Circuits 101 Information networks can route traffic, basically, in terms of ...

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Are CoS and QoS ever interchangeable?
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QoS (Quality of Service) is a set of measures intended to provide guarantees not previously provided on packet switched networks. These are used for traffic shaping and to try to get quality ...

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Quality of Service based on Layer 7 traffic
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This is way too broad, but here is an effort to answer what I think you are asking. What follows is more information concerning Jeremy's answer above. I assume you are asking about prioritizing ...

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Documenting Knowledge
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Tools We are currently using a private SVN server for knowledge documentation. Our team is small and savvy (and includes people mostly familiar with SVN including someone who commits code to the ...

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Media Transfer rates......is using laser over fiber the fastest?
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Here's my non-EE viewpoint. For reasonable distances, neither speed of light (vs electrical impulse) nor frequency are large considerations. If you were to talk with someone on the phone via an old (...

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