World IPv6 Day!!

Are we ready for IPv6?So what is IPv6 day? Today major companies like Google, Facebook, Yahoo and ISPs (Internet Service Providers) test their IPv6 deployments. Why is this important? Well if you follow IPv4 news you might already know that IPv4 addresses have been exhausted and the need to move to different address space is critical, if new web services are to be deployed. The question is can we run both? Continue reading “World IPv6 Day!!”

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Cisco IOS Commands

This is the master list of some of the many Cisco IOS Commands that go with the CCNA track. This list also talks about what each command does in brief detail. You may also find that some commands may or may not be used for a CCNA level but offer some important information. If you don’t know what a command does or understand it, I would look at Cisco documentation. Continue reading “Cisco IOS Commands”

Basic Wireless LAN Security

Although having a wireless LAN sounds like a wonderful idea, there are things that need to be implemented like security. A wireless LAN can be uncontrollable has it is just radio waves and anybody can receive them. Having and using good security practices can help you be under control of your wireless LAN. Continue reading “Basic Wireless LAN Security”

Understanding VTP

Some people hate it, some people love it. It’s the Cisco proprietary VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP) which in short means that Cisco switches can exchange VLAN configuration, instead of manually configuring each switch with the same VLANs. I also suggest if you don’t know what a VLAN is check out the post Creating VLANs Let’s get right into understanding VTP. Continue reading “Understanding VTP”

Dynamic Routing Protocols

If you ever wanted to set up a network manually, you will quickly find how much overhead is required to get PCs, printers, and other network equipment. That’s where dynamic routing protocols come into play although they are helpful I strongly urge you to understand static routing first. (See the post Configure Static Routing) So for today’s post let’s get the foundation of understanding dynamic routing protocols. Continue reading “Dynamic Routing Protocols”