LANs vs. WANs

We divided the networks into two types: Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN). The two networks are generally classified on the basis of their coverage area. Typically, a local area network exists in a house or a…
Networks in 2020: More Traffic, Less Energy

The GreenTouch industry consortium says new technologies could cut power consumption by 90 percent. Networks could use far less energy by 2020 even though they’ll be carrying much more traffic, an industry group says. The GreenTouch consortium, formed in 2010 to speed…
WLAN, WLAN’S Role & Advantages

A WLAN, also known as Wireless LAN, is a sort of Local Area Network (LAN) that implements high frequency radio waves instead of wires to communicate and transmit data. It is a supple data communication method put into practice as…
Simple Ways to Secure Wireless Network

Many administrators and managers will likely read this article title and say to themselves: “We don’t have wireless networking here. I don’t need to read this.”  But those same administrators often discover that wireless networking happens, even when “they don’t…

At Mobile World Congress on Tuesday, Cisco announced its take on the reshaping of mobile networks that is emerging, saying it can build a Wi-Fi infrastructure spanning all the way from the access point to the core network. It unveiled products designed to…
Two Types of Networks: LANs and WANs

Networks are divided into two types, a LAN (Local Area Network) or a WAN (Wide Area Network), which are generic terms referring to two important basic types of networks. The Internet can be thought of as a bunch of LANs interconnected by…
Competitive Analysis: Why Cisco, Not Juniper?

Networks matter more now than ever, and your choice of networking partner does, too. Why should you choose Cisco? Cisco understands the strategic value of the network and consistently delivers innovation that drives competitive advantage to your business. Many vendors…
Five App Trends to Watch for 2012

The number of applications available for smartphones and tablets today are increasing exponentially. Every day consumers from all over the world download millions of apps from an increasing number of connected devices, including laptops, tablets, e-readers, smart TVs and smartphones.…