The network at the office is almost complete. I will show you some of the network progress.

Stage 1: Organizing cable into the patch panel.network 1

Stage 2: Cables are neatly patched. The blue and white are going to the cubicles, workbenches and offices. The blue cable on the right are for the office phones. network 2

The view behind the patch panel.network 3jpg

Stage 3: The beginning of getting the cubicles, workbenches and offices connected.network 4

State 4: Most of the cables plugged in with appropriate length patch cables including the phones.network 5

Thank you PogoZone for connecting our fiber. We should have close to gigabit per second speed. Optical fiber is used by many telecommunications companies to transmit data. Due to much lower attenuation and interference, optical fiber has many advantages over existing copper, ethernet, in long-distance and high-demand applications. However, infrastructure development within cities was relatively difficult and time-consuming, and fiber-optic systems were complex and expensive to install and operate. Due to these difficulties, fiber-optic communication systems have primarily been installed in long-distance applications, where they can be used to their full transmission capacity, offsetting the increased cost. Since 2000, the prices for fiber-optic communications have dropped considerably.

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The WatchGuard firewall

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The Dell PowerEdge T300 network server and the universal power supply (UPS) to the left.network 11

The phones are connected.These are power over ethernet cable. This is how the phones receives its power as well as communication.network 12

The new Grandstream phones from PogoZone.

Stage 5: A little messy, but everything is working.

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Here are a couple of speed tests from Dallas, Tx and Everett, WA servers


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Dallas, Tx

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Everett, WA

Two more speed tests just for fun.

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Speed tests results defined:

The service level of your internet service provider (ISP) account is typically based on the promised download speed when you first signed up, usually expressed in megabits per second (Mbps). A speed test verifies your download speed as well as other related data, including upload speed and network latency.

Download speed tells you how quickly your internet data is transferred to your computer in Mbps.

Upload speed describes how quickly you are able to upload content to the Internet. This is important if you use your Internet to regularly share personal videos, music, and images.

Latency, which is the most important test,  is the amount of wasted time in a computer network. The amount of time it takes data to travel from one computer to another on the network expressed in milliseconds. This is often referred to as a ping test.

The bottom line is that performing regular internet speed tests gives you the basic idea to begin to diagnose any download, upload and latency problems on your network.

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