Hot Standby Router Protocol (HSRP) is an automatic backup system for Cisco systems. Learn how to set up standby groups, configure timers, read an HSRP MAC address, and enable interface tracking and preempt.
Frame relay is a cost-effective way to connect Local Area Networks (LANs) or transport data between endpoints in Wide Area Network (WANs). Learn how frame relays operate and how to configure a Cisco router into a frame relay switch.
Learn about a process that uses routing protocols to help improve accessibility within networks, especially larger networks, in our latest Networking Basics post.
Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) plays a major role in the control you have over navigating your network connection. Even if you never configure a router, you should understand the ins and outs of BGP.
There’s ways to help your network traffic flow more efficiently. Discover how OSPF areas and LSA types play crucial roles in helping improve network performance.
MPLS (Multi-protocol Label Switching) is a protocol-agnostic routing technique designed to speed up and shape traffic flows across wide area- and service provider- networks. Discover how it works — and why it’s important for you to understand.
Wildcard Masks sound like something straight out of an action movie. But they actually play a vital role in controlling traffic across networks. Discover what they are, how they work, and why they are so important.
Spanning Tree Protocol plays a vital role in the performance of networks. As a result, it’s important to understand how this protocol works. Oh, and while you’re at it, you might as well learn how to configure STP as well.
Looking for ways to improve network performance and security? Consider what proxy servers have to offer. In our latest Networking Basics post, we break down the what, how, and why of these versatile servers.
If you’re working online or making a living doing networking, you’re bound to come across a set of three acronyms: URI, URL, and URN. We dive deep into the differences between the three in this Networking Basic.