Finally got this blog moved across to a FreeBSD server that supports IPv6 and WordPress is updating again. I’ve imported all the previous posts so all that remains is for me to produce some new material!
Apologies for the lack of a proper security certificate if you’ve arrived at the SSL version, it’s on the list of things to be fixed!
Back on track with some of the various CCNA training videos. One pronunciation issue that irritates me though…
Router. Prononunced row-ter.
This is a row-ter
I am sad to report the demise of my original Acu-Rite 00896 Wireless Digital Rain Gauge purchased in Jan 2009 (see earlier review). Readings became erratic and if they were to be believed I would now be under flood water. Continue reading
I was fortunate to get a pair of new 2960‘s to play with at my day job, complete with SFP ports – model WS-C2960-24TC-L. The 2960 is the reference switch for the CCNA/ICND2 studies, so a good chance for me to get familiar with the IOS commands and configuration. Continue reading
Speed Test Maidenhead
I changed the ADSL router from the O2 supplied Thomson TG585 to a Netgear DG834Gv3. Continue reading
Just checking in from the Avon Causeway hotel. Their WiFi is so slow it must be running on ISDN or dialup! Continue reading
I wanted to find out a bit more about how to configure and test ppp multilink (ppp over parallel links). It gets a mention in ICND2 but nothing specific on configuration. I’ve encountered it before for ISDN dial-ups from Congo and Zyxel routers so naturally I’m curious to see how it’s done the Cisco way. Multilink ppp balances the traffic equally over the links at layer 2 whilst allowing the layer 3 in each router to treat the parallel links as a single link. Continue reading
As part of my CCNA studies I’ve been experimenting with routing protocols. One test I carried out was to see how easy it would be to get OSPF exchanging routes with Windows Server 2003.
I’ve been looking into Power Over Ethernet to feed power to Cisco Wireless Access Points and (other vendor) VOIP phones. I’ve found a few interoperability issues.
I found that when trying to configure a Cisco 1130AG Wireless Access Point I was getting strange effects using Firefox. For example, the second part of the quick start page was missing. Same for Safari on my Apple Mac.