Should You Buy or Rent Your Modem?

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Why Doesn't Cable TV Buffer?

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What is a MAC Address?

Every piece of network-capable hardware comes with a MAC address, but with everything already being assigned a local IP address, why are they necessary? Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Read more about What is a MAC Address?[…]

Routers vs. Switches vs. Access Points – And More

Routers, switches, access points, modems, hubs, bridges…what is the difference between all these network devices?! Freshbooks message: Head over to http://freshbooks.com/techquickie and don’t forget to enter Tech Quickie in the “How Did You Hear About Us” section when signing up for your free trial. Follow: http://twitter.com/linustech Join the community: http://linustechtips.com License for image used: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/legalcode Read more about Routers vs. Switches vs. Access Points – And More[…]