David’s Cisco Networking Blog:

November, 2007

November 30, 2007  5:06 PM

Petri Forums & Knowledgebase

Posted by: David Davis

If you are looking for great Cisco networking, Windows Networking, & Virtualization information, of course, I always want to first direct you to the TechTarget family of sites, such as:

November 30, 2007  5:05 PM

Linksys Network Video Cameras – What is the best outdoor nighttime video surveillance system?

Posted by: David Davis

November 30, 2007  4:48 PM

Is your Cisco router end of life? Even worse, is it unsupported? You may be surprised…

Posted by: David Davis

At the company I work for, we went to renew our annual Cisco Smartnet contract this year, as we always do. We were surprised when we were told that there were some routers on our contract that could no longer be supported or maintained by Cisco. I know that some of our routers are old but, if...

November 21, 2007  9:37 PM

Time for a Security Review!

Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Security

This week, it was announced that the Monster.com website was attacked by Hackers (for more info see "Hackers jack Monster.com, infect job...

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November 21, 2007  9:18 PM

New Wireless access points and Routers from Linksys

Posted by: David Davis

Recently, Linksys has announced 2 new offerings that are great for small businesses (and advanced home users like me).  I have been lucky enough to receive free demos of these units to try out and write articles about. I am very excited to test them out for myself. Here is information on the two...

November 21, 2007  8:51 PM

Cisco pushing webex – is webex pushing routers?

Posted by: David Davis

Today, I visited the Cisco.com homepage and, what do I find? I see large ad for pushing a 14 day trial of Webex web conferencing! How weird is this? I know that Cisco bought webex but I view Cisco's bread and butter coming from Routers and Services related to routers. So why is Cisco...

November 16, 2007  5:39 PM

Bridged ports on a Cisco 851 & 871 series routers

Posted by: David Davis
CCNA, Cisco

Recently I had a question from a Cisco router admin and I suspect that many of you out there could benefit from the answer. This admin had a Cisco 871W and was having trouble creating VLANs. I believe that the confusion on this topic comes from the fact that the Cisco 851 & 871 series...

November 14, 2007  3:39 PM

Understanding Cisco DSL Statistics

Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, DSL

Recently, a user on my website, GaryV, had a question about how to understand Cisco DSL statistics. In his troubleshooting process, he was able to gain a lot of valuable information from the Cisco TAC. He wanted to...

November 13, 2007  1:07 PM

Cisco Systems – the financial machine keeps on turning- Q1 2007

Posted by: David Davis

Cisco's financial quarter ended October 27, 2007. According to Cisco, "First-quarter revenue was $9.6 billion, up nearly 17 percent from $8.2 billion in last year's first quarter. Net income rose more than 37 percent to $2.2 billion from $1.6 billion a year earlier. Earnings per share were $0.35,...

November 9, 2007  6:40 PM

How do you reset your lost Router or Switch password?

Posted by: David Davis
CCNA, Cisco, Password

Just as with the Windows OS, one of the most frequent questions from new Cisco router or switch users is "how do I reset my lost IOS password"? Perhaps you inherited an old router from another network admin. Perhaps you bought your router on ebay. Or perhaps you just plain forgot what the password...

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