Tag Archives: computer network

Snagless RJ45 connectors – How To Make Network Cables Snagless

Snagless RJ45 Connectors – the Odd RequestSnagless RJ45 connectors are that odd request that my department makes from time to time. Why do you need RJ45 connectors anyway, it’s the invariable answer from supervisors, and the typical reminder: “You have all sorts of patchcords, all dimensions…” Well, first of all, we sysadmins never have all the patchcords dimensions available. The IT racks should be something that should be kept as tidy as possible, and one way is to have custom …

How to troubleshoot a slow computer network?

… packet sniffer is Microsoft Network Monitor. Here is a list of Windows-based network tools that can help you troubleshoot almost any problem in a computer network: Ping – a network utility to test if a computer is up and reachable or not. Ping uses the ICMP protocol to send echo requests. Nmap – a port scanner. You need a port scanner to enumerate open ports and live IP addresses. Tracert – a utility that traces the path of a network packet enumerating all of the routers …

Troubleshoot a Slow Computer Network – Your Computer is Slow and Not the Network

Slow Data Transfer is not Always caused by the Network Slow data transfers are sometimes caused by a slow computer. Determine if the computer is the reason by comparing the transfer speed with a different computer connected on the same switch port. If the speed is the same, the problem is your network. If you get faster data transfers with a different computer then the problem is the computer. A computer could be slow because of various reasons: A bad network card. Troubleshoot: Swap the …