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What Could Go Wrong With DHCP?

One of the most common problems is rogue DHCP servers. This occurs when someone connects to a 2nd DHCP server, commonly found on a home router, to the network. This can be very difficult to troubleshoot since it requires tracking down the offending device. With the OneTouch AT, you can use the Path Analysis feature to locate the switch and port where the router is connected to and shut it down. Without that information, you'd be crawling under desks, tracing cables to unmarked switches, and logging into the switch to determine the location of the device.Verifying DHCP and DNS is...

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Rule Out Bad Cable Connections

Slow networks can be caused by the application, the server or the network. A slow network problem can be caused anywhere between the application or service server and the user. However, there are a number of issues at the physical layer and during the connectivity process that can cause the network to appear to run slow. With the LinkRunner AT, you can use the cable feature to verify a good cable connection. You can also do a wire map test with the Wireview map adapters to check for: Shorts between any two or more conductors  Reversed pairs  Transposed or crossed...

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Cleaning and Inspecting Fibre Connectors

Cleaning and Inspecting Fibre Connectors

Dirty fibre connectors are the number one root cause of fibre optic system failures. These failures impact timelines for delivering projects and can result in signal loss.  Inspecting and cleaning fibre connectors can reduce network downtime ensuring they are in good condition. Cleaning can remove microscopic dust particles from the ends of fibres. So how does something so small impact performance? A dust particle can interrupt a laser signal, which can cause strong back reflections and result in instability of the entire system. Particles can also cause scratches to glass surfaces, when caught between two fibre end faces, permanently damaging...

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The Ultimate Guide to Fibre Transmission Distances

We're often asked about fibre transmission distances and its impact on network infrastructure. Follow our handy guide as we explore typical drive distance amongst OM1, OM2, OM3, OM4 and OS2 fibre optic cable.

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Chemtronics Simple Combination Cleaning Process

Very clear example of why cleaning is so important. It's so easy to touch the connector end face whilst handling fibre!

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