Connect with us

Tech

DEFINITION OF A NETWORK

Published

on

DEFINITION OF A NETWORK (NETWORKING 101)

A Network is basically a connection of two or more devices in wireless or wired in other to share information.
This definition is just a peak of an iceberg about the full functionalities of an network.

Importance of a Network.

A network is so important that we can’t just do without it in our daily activities. 
When we connect our phones using a Bluetooth, we’ve just created a network.
When we want to share applications, we turn on Xender app. 
For the Xender app to share our application its creates a wireless network.
When we want to withdraw our money using an ATM of another bank or a different branch, a network is established.
The importance of a network grows everyday.


There are different types of a network based on their coverage.

L.A.N:

An acronym for Local Area Network.
This is the type of network used in a SOHO (Small Office Home Office).
A LAN is also used in our homes,
the connection you create through Bluetooth is a LAN. 
So basically a LAN is a type of network that does not a large area geographically.
That means a connection in an office building is a LAN
The one in your school is a LAN whether wireless or not.
Several devices are used to set-up a LAN
Read them up here.

M.A.N

Metropolitan Area Network, a network of an extensive coverage geographically.
Imagine a connection between a bank in New York and a bank in Chicago
Or a connection between a bank in Lagos and a bank in Kaduna.
That’s an example of a Metropolitan Area Network.
It runs a wide coverage but not up to that of WAN.

W.A.N

Most people use Facebook, but never wondere

d what kind of connection exist, 
that i can text to someone totally in a different part of the world.
Well not that bad. A Wide Area Network, 
is a network of the whole world that can run From China to Ghana 
That i could stay in my comfort zone and watch something happening elsewhere maybe in Iran or Russia, 
is because a connection exist between my T.V and the News Station 
i am watching.
So a Wide Area Network is a network that covers a very large geographical area.

But bear in mind that a Wide Area Network is a combination of several, millions of Local Area Network.

It’s A Small World After All

Continue Reading
Click to comment

You must be logged in to post a comment Login

Leave a Reply

Service providers

TStv to Encrypt it’s Channels, roll out 62 Premium Entertainment Channels

Published

on

TStv has announced that all of it’s Television channels will be encrypted. This means that the channels on TSTV will no longer be Free-to-air (FTA). The service provider also announced that it will include 62 premium Entertainment channels in it’s collection.

TStv channels will be encrypted starting from 11:50 on November 27th. Also, the premium entertainment channels will be included to the service on 28th November. Prior to the update, viewers will have to pick up a TStv Jolly Decoder at a dealer outlet.

  You can now find your parking lots with Google map

Owners of the Sassy Decoder are advised to visit any nearest dealer to get the decoder fully activated.

TStv currently has over 50 plus channels which in addy is the 16 premium entertainment channels coming soon.

TStv Africa is a owned Nigerian innovative Pay TV Operator that offer Pay As You View (PAYV) subscription, pause subscription, complimentary internet service and video call.

  Gionee M6S Specification and Features

TStv sometime went out of the market due to the challenges the company faced even to the “Satellite Providers”. The good news is that they began full operation on 20th August after NigComSat offered them 5 units of 35.5MHz transponders through a collaboration with Intertel, Federal Ministry of Communications and Nigcomsat.

Continue Reading

Service providers

MTN APN Configuration That Works – Mobile and Modem

Published

on

MTN APN is what is required to enable internet connection on your phone. APN is an acronym for Access Point Name. Access Point Name is typically the name of the gateway connecting your internet enabled device to the web through an internet service provider, such as MTN.

Most often we run into the problem of missing APN configuration and can’t surf the web with our phone or modem. If you have your APN configured before now and you still cannot browse, make the listed below are in order.

  • Data subscription balance
  • Data monitor app threshold
  • Other phones of same network can browse. Your inability to browse could be a general problem from the service provider at the moment.
  • Network signal reception

In Nigeria you can fall into the hands of the wrong people, who will charge you high amount of money in the name of configuring your phone for browsing.

To get the configuration pushed automatically to your phone by MTN.

Send as a text message “Settings” to 3888. Without quotes.

If the above method fails to get you APN configuration, you can fall back to configuring it yourself which always works.

  5 GREAT TIPS ON OPTIMISING YOUR SYSTEM PERFORMANCE

For Mobile phones, navigate to “mobile network” in settings through more connections option, and you should see APN configuration option there.

Note: If your device works just fine, you are advised not to go further. But if for a reason you deleted the pre-installed APN configuration and you want to get it back. You’re welcome. The configurations work for 2G, 3G and 4G network type.

MTN APN

MTN APN

MTN APN settings for smartphones (iOS and Android)

Account Name MTN NG
Access point name (APN) web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Proxy Leave it empty
Port "
Username "
Password "
Server "
MMSC "
MMS port "
MCC "
MNC "
Authentication type None
APN type default,supl
APN protocol IPv4
APN roaming protocol IPv4
Bearer Unspecified
MVNO type None
  Gionee M6S Specification and Features

Note: For MTN 4G MiFi modems, the above configuration works for such devices.

 

MTN APN settings for modems (U.S.B stick modems)

Account Name MTN NG
Access point name (APN) web.gprs.mtnnigeria.net
Proxy 10.199.212.2
Port 9201
Username web
Password web

Access Point Name is unique to every service provider and can come pre-configured in SIM cards. When you slot in a new SIM card into a phone, it goes through it’s initiation to the service provider’s system. The service provider can then push necessary configurations to the device. Devices with MTN SIM card making an internet connection must be configured with an APN to present to MTN.

MTN will then examine this APN to determine what type of connection should be created, for example: which IP addresses should be assigned to the wireless device, which security methods should be used, etc. All of which is done in a second by a programmed system.

Continue Reading

Service providers

#ReallyFreeData, Airtel is dashing free data weekly on Recharge Plus

Published

on

Aitel Recharge Plus promo image

Aitel Recharge Plus promo image

Airtel NG is currently giving out free 250mb data to its subscribers so long as you keep recharging your line. The good news is that you get 250Mb every week, once you meet your recharging target. All Airtel users are qualified for this promo and it gets even better because you can use the data to access any website and content.

 

You can do the recharging through your bank and still get the reward. In total you enjoy 1GB monthly for simply topping up your airtime. You can use the airtime for regular uses, such as making calls and sending text, even subscribing to a regular data plan.

  The best cloud storage service in 2018

Speaking of the requirements to enjoy this offer, Airtel NG says you have to recharge your line consistently. Consistently in order to meet your weekly target.

How it Works:

  • To get started, you have to first recharge your Airtel line.
  • Check your weekly target by dialing *479# or check your recharge notifications.
  • Recharge to hit your target
  • Get rewarded with 250MB free.
  • Dial *123# or *140#. to check balance
  North Korea Uses A Different Internet From You

Hard to say:

The free data bonus is valid till Sunday 23.59pm every week. You don’t get the reward twice a week, so no need beating the target twice. Airtel didn’t say how long the offer lasts, but it looks like one that its not going over yet. You can’t roll over any unused data. That is to say, once it expires, it’s gone, no renewals.

[signoff predefined=”Google News” icon=”info-circled”][/signoff]

Continue Reading

Popular