networking

9 Tips To Improve Wireless Connectivity In The Office

Two things that really upset people when they try to connect to a wireless network is that a) the connection is not free and b) that it doesn’t work properly. The reaction is very much the same within an office environment. Employees not only expect the company to provide wireless but they also expect a decent connection, at par with the wired network.


Making Introductions Is Your Best Networking Tool

Networking is perhaps one of the most valuable career-building skills a person can develop. When it comes to fleshing out your professional contacts, one of the best ways to improve your network is to introduce them to each other.


HP's Wireless Access Points Let You Prioritise Lync

HP rolled out new software-defined networking (SDN) tools and hardware this week, including access point upgrades and a new solution for managing hybrid cloud networks. The element that particularly caught our attention? The ability to manage traffic so that communications from Microsoft Lync receive higher priority.


IPv6: No-One Apart From Telcos Cares Much

One of the topics readers suggested I look into while at Cisco Live! this week was what was happening with the uptake of IPv6. The short answer? Not much.


Five Best Home Wi-Fi Routers

A good Wi-Fi router is the most essential component for your home network. The best ones offer great range, speedy communication, broad management features and customisability. This week, we’re looking at five of the best on the market right now, based on your nominations.


How To Make Your Chromebook Forget Network Connections

Is your Chromebook consistently trying to connect to a network that’s nowhere nearby? Here’s how to make it behave.


4G Overload: 2.3Gbps And 89 Devices

A couple of years ago, we wrote about how Optus had set up 4G testing centres to experiment with network performance and throughput. One recent test was particularly impressive, involving a total of 89 devices and generating a total throughput of 2.3 gigabits per second.


How To Network-Enable A Bus

If you want to build a smart transport system, you need to ensure that every single vehicle in the fleet is permanently connected to the network. How do you do that when you’re dealing with a constantly moving, rattling bus?


Ask LH: Why Is My Internet Suddenly So Slow?

Dear Lifehacker, I have a fast internet connection, but it doesn’t always earn the title. Sometimes, I get half the speed I pay for during certain times of the day. Other times, my upstream connection barely works. I’ve done all the usual modem resetting tech support always requires, but I still have the problem. Any ideas?


How To Find Out If Your Cisco Gear Needs Fixing

Cisco this week revealed that a defective memory chip was causing issues in some of its networking products, and pledged to provide free updates to customers even if their equipment was out of warranty. Here’s how to check if you’re using potentially affected gear.