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Google Fiber: The smart person's guide

Image: iStockphoto/kummeleon Alphabet's attempt to provide gigabit internet with Google Fiber is, without a doubt, one of the company's most ambitious moonshots to date. Since its formal launch in early 2010, the service has seen many iterations and some have wondered whether Google Fiber is a long-term business for Alphabet, or a disruptive catalyst to…
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How to configure NAT and enable inbound access on the Riverbed SD-WAN

Image: iStock/Natali_Mis There are many use cases for SD-WAN these days and Riverbed is attempting to answer them with their Steel Connect product line. When I implemented it in our small office in Temecula, California, I wanted to make use of the Steel Connect SDI-130 gateway features as my only edge router. To accomplish this,…
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Cisco launches IoT Operations Platform to save your IoT project from an early death

Image: iStockphoto/lukutin77 A new IoT platform from Cisco aims to address the early failure rate in enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) deployments, offering tools and features to improve success. The Cisco IoT Operations Platform, announced in a Wednesday blog post, addresses connectivity, device control, data delivery, and more. Given Cisco's networking expertise, one of the…
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How to add an AirPort Express to an AirPort Extreme to extend wireless networks

Image: Dong Ngo/CNET A single AirPort Extreme, while a capable small office wireless router, can't always cover a SOHO environment's entire footprint. Fortunately, Apple has made it easy to extend a single AirPort Extreme-anchored wireless network using one or more AirPort Express wireless access points (WAPs). Offering dual-band 802.11n Wi-Fi performance, AirPort Express WAPs can…
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