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CCNA Security Lab update

CCNA Security Lab update

I am continuing to update my CCNA Security Lab and nearly have everything I need to go through all the Cisco Labs for the exam.  The equipment will also serve as the foundation of my CCNP Security Lab once I pass the CCNA Security exam this spring.  The last piece of equipment I need to complete the current lab is an ASA 5510, this one will be more difficult as they are not inexpensive as a switch or a router would be for the same lab. The...

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Upgrade Cisco IOS on a 2811 Router

Upgrade Cisco IOS on a 2811 Router

While going through some examples on my CCNA Security book I found the version of IOS that I had on my 2811 Router would not support Network Objects.  So I went online Cisco.com to obtain a newer IOS for the router.  My model only has a 64 MB Flash card, so I had to take that into consideration when looking for a replacement IOS.  The other issue that I found was the previous IOS was hidden on the flash card, and showed only 31 MB free out...

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DHCP on Cisco Router

DHCP on Cisco Router

The final step in moving off services from my server was to transfer the DHCP service.  In the past I had a DHCP server running on Windows 2008R2, however as I am now going to be using this server primarily for labs I needed to separate this function so our various devices and computers would continue to have DHCP available to them. I figured the best option for the time would be to just setup DHCP on the Cisco 2611 router.  The setup is...

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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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Cisco 2610XM router arrives

Cisco 2610XM router arrives

My replacement Cisco 2610XM router arrived yesterday. I took the AT&T 2wire router offline after I finished doing a quick config of the router. Then I just needed to adjust a few other items such as the Cisco wireless router, had to change its IP address as it was using the same one the router was going to use, then reactivated the DHCP scope on the Windows 2008 server. I then setup OpenDNS on my network, added the DNS forwards to...

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Replacement routers and firewalls

Replacement routers and firewalls

I contacted CiscoKits.com about my damaged Cisco 2610XM router and they are sending me a replacement. I highly recommend them, as they are very helpful when it comes to returns and sent me a UPS label to return the broken unit to them at their cost. Plus they are sending me the new router before I even had a chance to send the other one back, which will speed up the time it takes for me to get back and running with Cisco equipment. I...

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