My field of study is Network Systems Administrations. I am most interested in networking technology. I currently understand very little about networking, which is to say I understand the functionality but not how it works. The topic I chose was Home-linking Technology. The article I read was “Dual Band Router leverages 802.11ac wireless standard.” from the Product News Network.
The article started by describing the speed of the new 802.11ac router. Equipped with the Broadcom 5 GHz WI-Fi chip, the Cloud Router 5700 can deliver speeds up to 1750 Mbps. Its predecessor, the 802.11n has vendor promised speeds of up to 600 Mbps. The Cloud Router also supports wireless HD streaming and multi-person online gaming. It allows users to monitor and control your network remotely. In addition the 5700 provides support of the IPv6 standard and is backwards compatible so the previous generation 802.11n will not become obsolete.
I also learned new terminology;
IEEE- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. It is listed as “the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity.”
802.11- Set of standards for implementing wireless local area network (WLAN) computer communication in the 2.4, 3.6 and 5GHz frequency bands.
SPI Firewall- (Stateful Packet Inspection) is a firewall that keeps track of the state of the network connections traveling across it.
WPA2- (Wi-Fi Protected Access II) is a security protocol and security certification program developed by the Wi-Fi Alliance to secure wireless computer networks.
This article was very fascinating to read. The writer did a thorough job describing the technology. As I did my search for definitions of the new vocabulary, it leads me to even more information and questions about networking. In my opinion this article was a great...