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Upgrading Cisco IOS and TFTP on OS X

Upgrading Cisco IOS and TFTP on OS X

Today I was going over my Static routing and RIP materials and while following along I came upon an issue.  I first noticed the problem on Router 1 when I entered the command Router Rip and then tried the command No Auto Summarization, the router didn’t know what I was talking about.  I also looked for the version command, it didn’t exist either.  So the router could only do RIP v1, this was not going to work.  My other two...

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Switching Lab

Today I started on my switching lab.  The lab was written for two 2950 switches, however I have a 2971XL switch with an IOS that is a little older than on the lab.  I was able to do just about everything in the lab, however some changes were needed in the commands to get things to work correctly.  I actually liked it this way as I had to work harder at making it happen and seeing how it all came together.  I’ll more than likely get a...

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Frame Relay Switch on a Cisco 2520 Router

My Cisco 2520 Router arrived on Friday from CiscoKits.  I’ve been fairly sick the past few days, so I didn’t get to do my labs like I wanted to this weekend, however I did manage to have enough energy one day to setup the 2520 as a Frame Relay switch.  It didn’t take very long, and now everything is setup and in place so I can do my Frame Relay labs.    My lab continues to grow, I’m now up to 5 routers, two PIX...

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T1 lab connection

Today my cat5e cable and ends arrived from DeepSurplus. So I cut myself a short bit of cable, grabbed the four wires I would need for my T1 crossover cable and made the wire. It took me a little longer than normal, only because it’s been a while since I made a cable, and even then I never made many of them as there isn’t much need for me to. However it worked just as needed. I turned on the lab and plugged in the cable and saw...

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Bulk Cat5e and Cat5e RJ45 plugs

I bought some bulk cat5e cable so  I could make my own cables.  I’ll start off making my T1 cross over cable.  I purchased 100 feet of  purple Cat5e stranded PVC 350 Mhz, rated UTP.  I also purchased a bag of Cat5e RJ45 plugs (100 total).  Total cost of my purchase was $16.00.  From what I saw online to have a custom made 3 foot T1 cross over cable made would have cost me $25.00 plus shipping.  I can make up to 33 3 foot cables with...

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