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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.


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.


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.


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 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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