are longer ethernet cables slower

Are Longer Ethernet Cables Slower?

The distance that an Ethernet cable must cover can be quite large, even in a home network environment, so should you worry about the length of cable you are using, and does a longer cable really slow you down?

ethernet cable outside

Are Ethernet Cables Waterproof?

If you are looking to run Ethernet cable outside between buildings, it can be tempting to just use whatever you have lying around at home, but are they really suitable enough?

Can Powerline Adapters Work Between Houses

Can Powerline Adapters Work Between Houses?

I know of some people that live in the house next to one of their family members. This got me thinking of ways in which they could potentially share an Internet connection and whether powerline adapters would work between houses.

Can a Router Work Without the Internet

Can a Router Work Without the Internet?

Although it’s not very common, there have been times where I have lost my Internet connection. This got me thinking as to whether the router would continue to work without the Internet and whether all of my devices would still be able to communicate with each other.

Can a Network Switch Be Used as a Router

Can a Network Switch Be Used as a Router?

Network switches can connect to a modem using Ethernet just like a router does, and they have many more ports for connecting individual devices, so do you really need a router, or can a switch be used in its place?

does a network switch have an IP address

Does a Network Switch Have an IP Address?

In a home network, almost every connected device will be assigned an IP address as a way of the network being able to identify it, but what about network switches? With there being several different types of network switches available, this got me thinking about which of them, if any, ever have an IP address.