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Small Business Networking Resources

The network is a critical component to help you start and grow your business, but choosing the right network and optimizing it can be complicated. Learn how to make the right decisions for designing and maintaining your network so it can help your business thrive.

Top networking resources

Learn about the functions of routers, switches, and access points for your network setup. 

Network security for small business

Learn how to make sure your security solution works for your business

5 simple tips for your DIY network

Building your own small business office network doesn’t have to feel daunting. 

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What is switch vs. a router?

Switches create a network. Routers connect networks. The two pieces of equipment look similar and perform some similar functions, but each has its own distinct function to perform on a network.

How does a network switch work?

Switches are a key component of many business networks, as they connect multiple PCs, printers, access points, phones, lights, servers, and other hardware.

What is a wireless network?

A wireless local-area network (LAN) uses radio waves to connect devices such as laptops and mobile phones to the Internet and to your business network and its applications.

How to Improve Network Speed with a LAN Switch.

When the traffic load grows on your network, how do you steer around congestion and reduce collisions? By switching.

Is your network really ready for video? 10 tips

Each day, more businesses are using video applications to communicate faster, collaborate, and train more effectively. 

How to Set Up a network for Small Businesses

Building a small office network means starting with a foundation of switches and routers. Follow this simple guide

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Test-drive Cisco Meraki

Try Meraki 100% cloud-based networking for free. 

Introduction to cloud-managed switching

Watch our video tour of a new class of switches that brings cloud-based visibility and control over the entire edge network.

Future proof your network

SMBs must understand digital is the expectation, not aspiration

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