What Is Packet Loss? How to Fix High Packet Loss With the Best Network Tools

When it comes to monitoring network performance, knowing how to stop packet loss of all kinds—internet, Wi-Fi, or ping—is crucial. In this post, you’ll learn the ins and outs of high packet loss and how to handle it within your system. I’ve also compiled a list of five of the most effective software programs for … Read more What Is Packet Loss? How to Fix High Packet Loss With the Best Network Tools

9 Best Bandwidth Monitor and Network Usage Monitoring Tools

We’ve all been there—end users are complaining about slow internet, but you thought you had plenty of bandwidth. Over the years, I’ve come to realize you probably do, in most cases. In fact, throwing additional bandwidth at the issue is often an expensive Band-Aid. What you need is to get to the root of performance … Read more 9 Best Bandwidth Monitor and Network Usage Monitoring Tools

2020 Open-Source Network Monitoring Tools Comparison

In IT, we’re always seeking new ways to optimize networks while spending as little money and time as possible. However, this challenge is compounded by the influx of continually emerging technologies. From cloud services and wireless applications to remote workers using VPN and IoT tools, these technologies doing their part to make network infrastructure better—and … Read more 2020 Open-Source Network Monitoring Tools Comparison

Ultimate Guide to Ping: 5 Best Ping Tools and Ping Monitor Software in 2020

Routinely conducting ping sweeps has a variety of benefits. Pinging informs IT professionals about the state of their network: the availability status of all devices, latency rate of network requests, percentage of data packet loss, and more. For this reason, it’s important to understand the history of ping and how the ping utility works. I … Read more Ultimate Guide to Ping: 5 Best Ping Tools and Ping Monitor Software in 2020

IT Pro Guide to the Most Common Network Troubleshooting Techniques and Best Practices

If you’ve just started working in IT at a company, it’s only a matter of time before a network problem comes up and everyone’s calling you to solve it. The longer it takes to identify the issue, the more emails you’ll get from grumpy staff or clients, asking you why the problem isn’t solved yet. … Read more IT Pro Guide to the Most Common Network Troubleshooting Techniques and Best Practices

DNS Over HTTPS: Why, How, When, and What Is It, Exactly?

DNS, the old standby of name resolution protocols, has been with us for a long time and will be for a long time to come. But like any “old standby” protocol, DNS has some imperfections. Like many early internet protocols, DNS was designed with an almost total lack of security. Finding an IP address via … Read more DNS Over HTTPS: Why, How, When, and What Is It, Exactly?

Top 7 Network Mapping Tools in 2020

Mapping your network is vitally important for keeping on top of how it’s performing, as well as for pinpointing bottlenecks or network issues, and troubleshooting problems. But approaching this process manually with a large or complex network can quickly become overwhelming. I’ve found using a network mapping tool is a much better approach—especially if it … Read more Top 7 Network Mapping Tools in 2020

What Is Throughput in Networking? Bandwidth Explained

If you know throughput and bandwidth levels for your network, you have valuable information for assessing network performance. Throughput tells you how much data was transferred from a source at any given time and bandwidth tells you how much data could theoretically be transferred from a source at any given time. Knowing how both throughput … Read more What Is Throughput in Networking? Bandwidth Explained