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Verifying Physical Connectivity

Troubleshooting often means swapping elements. Aim to pinpoint issues, minimizing the number of swaps.

The Importance of Network Topology Visualization

Network topology visualization can provide instant client context to service techs, speed up training time, expedite troubleshooting, avoid costly dow

How to Adjust TCP Window Size to Improve Network Performance

Seeing poor network performance but with link utilization well below 100%? You might have an issue with your TCP window size. Here’s how to fix it.

3 Reasons to Use Auvik’s Remote Management Features

You can’t always be on site to troubleshoot every network issue that pops up. With Auvik’s remote management features, you don’t have to be.

Layer 2 vs Layer 3 Network Switches: What’s the Difference?

What’s the difference between Layer 2 and Layer 3 network switches and how critical are they to a properly functioning network?

Auvik Reviews: Top 5 Features Customers Love

Explore the top 5 features that make Auvik a favorite in network monitoring. Learn directly from user experiences as documented in Auvik reviews from

Network Redundancy and Why It Matters

Complexity is an enemy of reliability. So, when designing a network, it’s important to balance redundancy against complexity.

Subnetting: What it is and How it Works

You don’t need that subnet calculator! Not when you have this handy guide to subnetting using both mask and CIDR notation.

Networking Basics: OSPF Protocol Explained

OSPF is one of the few protocols you can count on being available just about anywhere. Explore principles, interfaces and more in this intro guide.

Packet Errors, Packet Discards, and Packet Loss: What’s the Difference?

It’s a question the Auvik support team receives often: “What’s the difference between a packet error, a packet discard, and packet loss?” And if you’v

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