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Static IP vs. dynamic IP addresses: What's the difference?

Static IP addresses are typically used for servers, routers and switches. Dynamic IP addresses, however, are commonly used for workstations, phones and tablets.

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4 categories of network monitoring

Network teams should routinely monitor the states of their networks. The type of network monitoring strategy used depends on the needs of the organization.

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6 Wi-Fi design best practices for enterprise networks

Designing Wi-Fi networks doesn't need to be overly complicated. Site surveys and walks around the environment are simple steps teams can take to assess coverage requirements.

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The status of 5G rollouts in 2021 and 2022

Major U.S. mobile operators -- AT&T, Dish, T-Mobile and Verizon -- are focused on deploying 5G through 2022. Learn about each provider's timeline.

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    route summarization (route aggregation)

    Route summarization -- also known as route aggregation -- is a method to minimize the number of routing tables in an Internet Protocol (IP) network.

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    full-duplex

    Full-duplex data transmission means that data can be transmitted in both directions on a signal carrier at the same time.

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    Variable Length Subnet Mask (VLSM)

    Variable Length Subnet Mask (VLSM) is a subnet -- a segmented piece of a larger network -- design strategy where all subnet masks can have varying sizes.

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