Satellite Internet

Satellite Internet is the ability to transmit and receive data from a relatively small satellite dish on Earth and communicate with an orbiting geostationary satellite 22,300 miles above Earth’s equator. The orbiting satellite transmits (and receives) its information to a location on Earth called the Network Operations Center or NOC (pronounced “knock”). The NOC itself is connected to the Internet (or private network), so all communication made from a satellite dish to the […]

Microwave Link Networks

History A simplified rendering of a microwave link. A microwave link is a communications system that uses a beam of radio waves in the microwave frequency range to transmit information between two fixed locations on the earth. A microwave link is a communications system that uses a beam of radio waves in the microwave frequency range to transmit information between two fixed locations on the […]

Virtual Private Networks

What Is VPN? Here’s What You Need to Know A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a service that creates a private, secure network over a public one – like the one you’re using right now, for instance. Once you connect through a VPN, all your traffic becomes encrypted and your IP (Internet Protocol) address gets replaced with the address of the VPN server. Basically, nobody […]

Local Area Connection

A local area network (LAN) is a group of computers and associated devices that share a common communications line or wireless link to a server. Typically, a LAN encompasses computers and peripherals connected to a server within a distinct geographic area such as an office or a commercial establishment. Computers and other mobile devices use a LAN connection to share resources such as a printer […]

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