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ICND2, Switching, PTP WAN Links, PPP and Frame Relay

I finished up my ICND1 material over the weekend and I think I’m moving along quite nicely.  I am now working on the ICND2 videos, and they  are very involved.  A lot of material to go over.  How I am going about it is to watch all the videos first, just sit back and listen and see how it all works.  This will give me something to build upon.  Once I’m done I’ll do some labs and just run through them and see how things...

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Troubleshooting Cisco Networks

Ah my good friend troubleshooting.  I’ve always been good at this.  I’ve had plenty of experience, over 13 years of working with computers, so I can usually figure out why something isn’t working fairly quickly.  Learned about using debug in a Cisco router, which I’m sure will come in handy when I’m configuring my lab and something isn’t working right just yet. I’m looking forward to tomorrows...

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Nearing the end of my CCENT studies.

One thing I have noticed is these topics I’m going over right now are making a lot more since seeing I got some real world experience on a cisco router.  Setting up my own ADSL connection with AT&T and adding static routes, NAT and PAT, and just configuring the router over and over to get it right.  Now when I’m watching my training videos when Chris goes over these topics it all makes even more since.    The latest topics...

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Binary Game

I found this flash game on Cisco’s web site to practice Binary math.  It makes a game out of the practice that will help this all become second nature to you.  Check it out by going to http://forums.cisco.com/CertCom/game/binary_game.swf.

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Binary Math and Subnetting

Today was an interesting lesson.  Today I learned how to do binary math and subnetting.  Chris made it quite easy to do the decimal to binary conversion and binary to decimal conversion.  No tricks, or anything difficult to remember.  One of the questions that was posed at the end of the lesson was: “You have a IP of 165.10.0.0 and you need at least 150 subnets that have no more than 200 hosts apiece.” So to start off with you...

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New modules (WIC-1T) and cables for the CCNA Lab

Looking over my lab book I noticed there were a some labs that required three routers with serial connections.  I have two 2500 series routers that have two serial connection on each of them, however my third router in my lab does not have any serial connections.  So I went onto ebay and went to Techoop’s ebay store and found a WIC-1T card from Cisco.  This will give me my serial port I wanted and can add it to my Cisco 2600 router....

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