Networking Technology: What is a Mac Address?

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Just like a postal service requires an address to deliver post, devices also require an address to transmit data. There are various types of addresses that are used in a computer network. Each of these addresses work in a different layer and serve a unique function. MAC address is one of them … Read more

Networking Technology: What is The LTV to CAC Ratio?

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Customers and the revenue they bring are the lifeblood of your company. They’re the assets that help corporations sustain their competitiveness in the cutthroat SaaS market. That said, the CAC (customer acquisition costs) associated with these customers eat away at potential profits. This is simply why the LTV or lifetime value of … Read more

Networking Technology: Static IP vs DHCP

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You’re probably aware that your network and the internet are interlinked through a chain of IP addresses. However, you may not know much about the difference between static and DHCP. We examine the key traits of both IP addresses to help you determine which option is more suitable for your needs. Let’s … Read more

Networking Technology: TCP 3-Way Handshake

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We use TCP (Transfer Control Protocol) for transmitting data in a network, but why prefer TCP over any other protocol? TCP provides security and reliability to any connection between two devices on a network. This security is only possible due to the three-way handshake method in TCP. Let us learn about the … Read more

Networking Technology: TCP vs UDP

Networking Technology - TCP vs UDP

TCP is a type of Internet Protocol (IP) traffic and so is UDP. There are some key differences between the two which should be taken into account when deciding which Internet protocol to opt for. Here’s a summarized comparison of the two to help you understand the differences better: TCP UDP Acronym … Read more

Networking Technology: Ping and Traceroute

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Data is sent in small packets on a computer network. These packets are transmitted individually and follow various pathways to reach the receiver. The receiver reassembles each packet to read the data each time. This is the normal procedure which repeats thousands of time when we perform the simplest functions on a … Read more

Networking Technology: Circuit Switching & Packet Switching

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If you want to be a wiz at solving problems related to your network and avoid any roadblocks, you will need to develop a better understanding of it. One key thing to understand about networks is how devices that make up the network are connected to each other. Devices are connected using … Read more

Networking Technology: NAT and PAT

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When it comes to accessing the internet, you won’t be able to browse websites without NAT or PAT. NAT is a router feature that is used to do translation of IP addresses whereas PAT translates the ports. Naturally, there’s a difference between the two technologies, which you’ll get to learn below. NAT … Read more

Networking Technology: Subnets & Subnetting

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A Subnet is a small part of a network that keeps the overall network functional and efficient. Subnets or subnetworks are like a network inside a network. In a subnet, traffic is able to travel shorter distances without going through unnecessary distances. Internet is becoming a growing necessity in all parts of … Read more