Cat 5 , Cat 5 e and Cat 6 are all cabling standards for twisted pair wire copper and will be find in all networks. It’s important that the cabling matches the transmission speed on your network. For example if you want gigabtit connections speeds on your LAN then all your equipment needs to built to that standard. Cat 5 cabling only handles 100MGBPS but Cat 5 E handles Gigabit or 1000MBPS.
Maximise Wireless Network Connectivity
It’s important to know that when connecting wirelessly you share the total bandwidth available. For example if you connect at wireless N speeds of 150 MGBPS then your share that capacity with all users. The more users the slower your connection. It’s also possible for any one user to hog the capacity by using high volume applications like skype.
Ensure the best Network Equipment
Degraded network devices and incorrectly fitted cable plugs will slow down your network often causing complete failure. Excessive Network Collisions will cause network slowdown and this can be a result of bad network setup ,a user transferring a lot of information (skype or torrents), a jabbering network card, or even plugging both ends of the same cable into a router or switch.
Ensure your Computer Security with Firewall Setup
Many Applications use UnPnP to open ports on your routers and firewalls and this can include unauthorised software. It is important to check ports that your software is trying to communicate on. It is important to configure both your hardware (routers) and software (Internet Security) firewalls so that the designated port is open. A lot of desktop software eg (torrents, itunes, skype, games) will attempt to open a port on your hardware router using something called Universal Plug and Play
Ensure No one Application hogs your Network
The impact of Skype and other bandwidth heavy applications on your network can be mitigated with the use of the right equipment. Increasingly Skype is being used in the Home and SME workplace to reduce communications costs however this places extra load on your overall network capacity due to it’s heavy bandwidth usage. The impact of Skype and other bandwidth heavy applications on your network can be mitigated with the use of the right equipment. QOS or quality of service ensures that no one connection hogs all of your available capacity.
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