What is PPPoE?

PPPoE stands for Point-to-Point Protocol over Ethernet. It is a protocol that encapsulates PPP frames in Ethernet frames and sends them to the link’s remote end. The other way around, data received on the local end of the connection must be de-encapsulated before being passed up to PPP. The name derives from its original use:…

What Is Port Forwarding?

Port forwarding is the process of redirecting a network service to an IP address on a different local area network. “port” refers to the transport layer protocol that carries data from one computer to another. Usually, this means TCP/UDP ports like port 80 or 443 for HTTP and HTTPS, respectively. It can also refer to…

What Is MAC Cloning?

Many of us have tried to use a MAC Address Cloning Program. This is not as easy as it sounds. It requires you to know how the Address works and what each number stands for. The MAC Address comprises six sets of two hexadecimal digits – or twelve digits in total, separated by colons (:)….

What Is MAC Address?

A MAC address, or media access control address, is a unique identifier assigned to network interfaces for communications on the physical network segment. MAC addresses are most often used as the hardware address in IEEE 802 networks. This can be compared with an IP address which is software-based and therefore less reliable since it can…

What is DNS?

When you go to a website like amazon.com, your computer contacts a DNS server (Domain Name Server) which translates the site’s name into an IP address that your browser can understand, this process is called domain name resolution. It helps us avoid typing long strings of numbers to access websites. Domain names are easier to…

What Is DHCP?

The abbreviation DHCP stands for Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol. It is a network service that automatically assigns an IP address to each device on the network and keeps track of it so that when you connect to your home or office WiFi, the router knows what you’re using and allocates the appropriate IP address. DHCP…

What Is an IP Address?

An IP Address is a unique number assigned to every device that has access to the Internet. Your computer, phone, and tablet all have their IP addresses, which your ISP (Internet Service Provider) uses so they can provide you with internet service. When you’re browsing websites from home or work, those servers know where in…