Best Ethernet Cable for Gaming (incl. LAN Cable PS4 Xbox & PC)

These are the Best Ethernet Cables for Gaming (including the best LAN Cable -PS4 -Xbox & PC) This article will help you choose the best Ethernet cable for PS4, PS4 Pro, Xbox One X and computer gaming. I have a few things to say that will surprise some people – those who think the most…

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Clarify and select Cat5 vs Cat6 Ethernet cables

Clarify and select Cat5 vs Cat6 Ethernet Cables (including 5e and 6A enhancements) We look at Cat5 verses Cat6 cables’ speed, price and selection. You likely want to know what the difference between Cat5 and Cat6 cable is. I simplify the jargon and clarify the differences in this article. A key difference in these two…

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Easy RJ45 Wiring (with RJ45 pinout diagram, steps and video)

RJ45 Pinout Diagrams, the Tools You Need and more! Making RJ45 wiring is easier than most people think once you have the right RJ45 pinout diagram. Several variations are shown below. I carry Ethernet cable with me all the time so you know it will be useful. To help you memorize it, I created a…

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The Best Computer Network Installation Tool Kits

Hand picked Network Installation tool kits for Computer Network Technicians Reviewed. In this article we list and review computer network installation tool kits ranging from kits that include your crimping and termination tools through to LAN cable testers (from your basic Cat5 and Cat 5e cable testers through to Cat6 cable testers), and of course…

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How to Compare your ISP’s DNS Servers with Others

I was recently faced with a situation where the response time of an ISP’s DNS servers on a network I was supporting seemed to be slower than they should have been.  Fortunately, there is a great tool available that I was able to use to test these DNS servers against the response time of public…

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How to Scan a Network For Port Vulnerabilities

Have you ever wondered how secure a network that you set up actually is? Today I would like to share a tool with you that will allow you to easily scan a network for external port vulnerabilities. This tool is called ShieldsUp! and is web based which allows your scan to take place outside of…

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Create a Batch File to Easily Refresh Network Settings

Program IconIf you are an emerging computer tech and you haven’t already become accustom to using the ipconfig command, you soon will.  This command is most commonly used at the DOS prompt to see a computer’s current IP configuration.  Using this command with three different switches also allows you to refresh a computer’s network settings which can be very useful when troubleshooting network issues.  In the following tutorial, I would like to show you how you can create a batch file that will run this command along with its switches to quickly refresh a computer’s network settings.

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How to Make an Ethernet Patch Cable

Making an Ethernet patch cable is easier than most people think, and I carry one with me all the time so you know it will be useful. Whether you want to learn to become a Computer Network Technician or just set up a network at home, I am going to share with you one of…

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