David’s Cisco Networking Blog:

May, 2008


May 29, 2008  7:39 PM

David’s new websites – HappyRouter.com & VMwareVideos.com



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Network Management, Videos, Virtualization, VMware

Happy Router.comI wanted to take a moment to let everyone know that my personal website, HappyRouter.com has  whole new look! We...

May 29, 2008  7:31 PM

90 minutes of FREE Cisco switch training on video



Posted by: David Davis
CCNA, CCNP, Cisco, Ethernet Switching, Videos, VLAN

A friend of mine recently pointed me to these FREE videos that go in depth on how to configure Cisco switches and configure VLANs. There are 6 parts to these videos and, together, they are over 1.5 hours long (90 minutes). Cisco CCIE, Chris Bryant is the instructor and he does a great job showing...


May 29, 2008  7:27 PM

Learn how Train Signal’s FREE Training website can help you



Posted by: David Davis
CCNA, Certifications, Cisco, Microsoft Windows, Videos, VMware, Windows Security, Windows Server 2008

Train Signal makes some excellent video training products (covering Windows 2008, Cisco, and much more) but I want to take a second to talk about their sister site - Train Signal Training.com (called TST). At Train Signal Training, they have a lot of experts who make daily blog posts covering...


May 29, 2008  7:20 PM

Introduction to the Petri IT Knowledgebase – www.petri.co.il



Posted by: David Davis
CCNA, CCNP, Certifications, Cisco, Windows Security, Windows Server 2008

Petri IT KnowledgebaseHave you used the


May 29, 2008  7:14 PM

Configuring a Cisco 871W with an Excel template – Its so easy!



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Network Management, Wireless

Cisco 871W WirelessA very sharp Cisco...


May 29, 2008  7:07 PM

How to configure a Cisco IOS Router to use Windows AD Authentication



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Network Management, Password, Security

Why have a separate username/password database on all your routers? What a pain to have to keep seperate accounts to login to all the routers and switches? And what if you want to change the "root" password? Do you have to go to EVERY router and switch to make the change? Not anymore... Why not...


May 28, 2008  9:00 PM

PacketTrap pt360 – new version 2.0 with Cisco features!



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Network Management, PacketTrap

The very cool PacketTrap pt360 all-in-one network management application has a new version out - version 2.0. With this version, you get the new Cisco Configuration features (what I have personally been waiting for)! You can download a free 21 day trial version of the software from the


May 28, 2008  8:53 PM

A complete CCNP video training package, now available!



Posted by: David Davis
CCNA, CCNP, Certifications, Cisco, Videos

Train Signal video training recently announced their ISCW video for th CCNP certification series. With this, they now offer a complete CCNP video training package! You get a 12-20+ hour video for each of the CCNP certifcation exams. Specifically, you get...

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May 28, 2008  8:46 PM

Cisco announces Personal Telepresence!



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Telepresence

Gee, how do I get one of those Telepresence things on my desk? Can I get one free if I open a bank account or buy a the Kraft-O-Matic bed? Well, not yet but Telepresence is being brought down more to the "personal" level and is becoming more affordable (if you call $33,000 USD affordable)....


May 28, 2008  8:39 PM

Cisco – the Security Company of the year?



Posted by: David Davis
Cisco, Security

I know, I know, could it be true? Could Cisco be chosen as the computer security company of the year? Or has the ISSA just been watching too many Cisco commercials? Well, it is hard to say. Don't get me wrong, I love Cisco hardware. It is rock solid. However, there are a lot of security...


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