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Snagless RJ45 connectors – How To Make Network Cables Snagless

… The snagless plugs are slightly more expensive than the regular ones, but when you draw the line, and consider the troubleshooting needed on the long term, and the fact that sooner or later those RJ45 connectors will break and will need to be replaced, the additional cost is worth paying. Cables to Go Cat6 Snagless Unshielded (UTP) Network Patch CableLike I already mentioned before, with the low prices for commercial made patchcords, and the quality ensured by a machine made ethernet cable, …

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

… computer might be infected with a virus or a Trojan. Troubleshoot: scan the computer for viruses. On a Windows machine run the command “netstat -a -b” to see what ports are being used and which program is using them. Use a network sniffer and monitor the network activity on the specific computer. The transfer is intermittently slow, check what background processes are using the CPU, Memory, and hard-drives. Windows Vista can sometimes be a resources hog by allocating too many …

Troubleshoot a Slow Network – The entire Network is Slow

… virus. Use a packet sniffer, look on your managed switch for the ports with the most traffic and confirm it on the suspected computer by issuing the command “netstat -a -b”, (on a Windows machine). The command will show you which ports are active and which program, (executable), is using the ports. This article is part of a five posts series regarding Network Troubleshooting. …