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How to setup a network switch with a router

This article explains the steps you need to follow to setup a network switch with a router. The details related to the hardware required and the necessary IP address parameters required to setup and configure the topology is outlined. A FAQ section is provided at the end

Wireless access point vs router – Differences and FAQ’s Answered

This article explains the differences between wireless access point and routers. What is the basic difference between Wifi router and access point The main functionality of a Wif-router is to allow communication between networks. A Wifi-router provides wireless and wired connection and also has routing features. A

Do you need a router if you have a modem

This article provides detailed answer to the question as to whether you need a router if you have a modem. What does a router do Technically, a router is a device which is capable of segregating networks and allowing communication between them. For example , a wireless

How to setup Wi-Fi on laptop

This article explains the step by step procedure to setup Wi-Fi on your laptop. The following are the parameters available on any Wi-Fi network. SSID The SSID, which stands for service set identifier is the name of the Wi-Fi network to which you are connecting. The SSID

How to setup a network between two computers

This article explains two options by which you can setup a network between two computers. Two computers can either be connected directly or using a switch. The details of the same are explained below. Option 1 – Connecting using cable Step 1 – Ensure that the computers


The biggest problem which is faced by apartment users is that the internet connection does not stay online or shuts down during a power outage. The possible scenario encountered during a power outage and how CUZOR UPS FOR WIFI ROUTERS can help you solve the problem is

How to connect access point to wireless router

This article explains 2 ways by which you can connect an access point to a router. This topology is typically followed when you need to extend your wifi network at your premises. Two options are explained for setting up this topology. To connect an access point to

How to setup multiple networks with one router

This article explains 3 different options by which you can setup multiple networks with one router. As there are two different networks, two IP networks are required. We assign this as and It is assumed that there are 10 users each on both networks. The

Can wifi and lan work together on your laptop

Yes. wifi and lan can indeed work together. This article explains how wifi and lan can work together and multiple scenarios where this can be implemented and how the communication works in multiple scenarios. Common FAQ’s related to this article is also answered. Lets take a laptop

How to connect desktop to wifi

This article explains two options by which you can connect your desktop to wifi router. The benefits of option 1 vs option 2 is explored. The different devices which can be used for the connection and the method to setup is explained. A FAQ section is also

How to setup a network with multiple subnets

This article explains the different ways by which you can setup a network with multiple subnets. We make an assumption that every subnet has 10 systems on it. The two subnets which we would be using on the network would be and The IP address

What is a POE switch -USE and FAQs answered

This article explains the fundamental concept of POE switch and its use. Different deployment scenarios where POE switches are used is explained in detail. The different types of POE switches and common FAQs related to POE switches are explained. How does a POE switch work POE stands

can cctv camera work without internet

Yes. cctv cameras can definitely work without internet. This articles details the 3 different types of cctv cameras and why they do not need internet to work. The article covers topics like different camera types, advantages and disadvantages of using internet and the security issues when the

Failed to obtain IP address – Troubleshooting and Fix

The article explains the steps to follow to troubleshoot and fix the error, failed to obtain IP address. Why you receive this error The device which triggers this message, which would be your laptop, desktop , smart tv or mobile devices is attempting to obtain an IP

What is port forwarding on router

This article explains the concept of port forwarding on router and and example where you can implement it. Port forwarding is a feature which is inbuilt on a router. It allows to forward traffic to a specific application residing on an internal system. The below example shows

2.4 Ghz vs 5 Ghz- FAQS , Differences and Benefits

Top FAQs, differences and benefits answered for 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz radio on your access point and wireless router. 1. How many networks can a wireless router or access point support if it has 2.4 Ghz and 5 Ghz inbuilt The router would be able to

How does a router model affect internet speed

This article explains the factors on a router which affect internet speeds. A FAQ section is included at the end of the post to understand the different types of routers you need to purchase for improving the internet speed. There could be situations where you have a

How to build a small business computer network

This article explains how to build and setup a small business computer network with internet connection. The business has a combination of wired and wireless users along with a server and printer. The following products are needed to setup and build the network. Switch Based on the

How to setup a network for 5 computers with a switch

This article explains the components you require to setup a network with 5 computers. It is assumed that all the computers have network cards inbuilt in them. Step 1 To setup a network for 5 computers, you would need a network switch. As there are 5 computers

Best Network Switch for Gaming On a Budget

The following is our recommendation for the best network switch for gaming on a budget. The three top priorities of a gaming environment would be speed, performance and quality. When buying a network switch for gaming, the following three minimum features are recommended when you are on