Take a look at the tips that readers found the most useful during the past year. We're sure that you'll be able to put them to work for you.
1. Best practices for network monitoring
Learn how to take your old monitoring tools and techniques and apply them to the reality of today's networks.
2. Turn on those network lights
Need a quick way to determine connection status? Add some helpful icons to your Windows System Tray.
3. Choosing between 802.11a and 802.11b
Deciding whether to use 802.11a or 802.11b feels a bit like choosing between apples and oranges. Now that 802.11a products are readily available, how do they compare?
4. Understanding TCP/IP to prevent network attacks
Providing ample security for your routers means understanding TCP/IP operation and potential network attacks.
5. Don't patch that cable
Ethernet cables are cheap; your time is not. Here's why you should be installing more new ones.