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Cisco


October 31, 2010  9:07 PM

Best practices configs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
best practices, Cisco, configs, HP

Hi folks! When you configure as many switches and routers as me, it helps to keep some sample configs around. If you are a network consultant you will probably get to see your fair share of networks. In your travels you might see new and nifty ways of configuring things. Everytime you find a...

September 30, 2010  9:21 PM

VoIP on your iPhone



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Apple, Asterisk, Bria, Cisco, iPhone, VoIP

So one of the many services my company provides in IT is Voice Solutions. We provide both Cisco and Asterisk VoIP solutions. So imagine my happiness when I found this great soft phone app for iPhone! The app is called Bria and it is just great. What it allows me to do is login to my phone number...


June 30, 2010  9:24 PM

Cisco’s new routers



Posted by: Raj Perumal
2900 series, Cisco, routers

Hi folks, has anyone seen the new line of routers from Cisco? The 2900 series is out and they are sweet! The old series was lacking some muscle and I think Cisco has really stepped up to the plate with the new 2900 series. They are way more beefier and should enable us Cisco geeks to really use...


June 30, 2010  9:13 PM

Cisco Tablet?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, Cius, iPad, tablet

Hi folks, this just in, Cisco is going to make a tablet like the iPad!!! What the heck is up with that? I expect they are using it to leverage some of their other offerings like webex for example. The word on the street is that it's going to run on Android. This is going to be an interesting...


June 30, 2010  8:54 PM

Extending your LAN wirelessly



Posted by: Raj Perumal
bridge, Cisco, extend lan, HP, wireless

Hi everyone, one of the common questions I get is how a business can extend their LAN when they can't use normal wiring to do so. This inevitably leads to a discussion about wireless technologies and how this can be implemented. I am a big proponent of using some of Cisco's and HP's gear in...


May 31, 2010  11:57 PM

Reach me anywhere numbers – VoIP



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, phone number, Reach me Anywhere, VoIP

Hi folks, so in this day and age people are always looking for ways to get a hold of you. There are cell phones, office phones, email, texting etc. etc. etc. But what is the problem with this? It's a pain in the butt to call all these different numbers just to get a hold of someone. What's the...


May 31, 2010  11:40 PM

Trouble finding the right Cisco gear for your needs?



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, feature navigator

When putting together a quote or a network design, sometimes it can be daunting to look at all the products that Cisco has to offer. What do you do then? Well Cisco provides a nice tool within their web site, the feature navigator which allows you to easily drill down on any platform from Cisco...


May 31, 2010  11:36 PM

Running longer network runs



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Catalyst, Cisco, fiber, switch

Hi folks! So here is a common issue. People trying to run longer network runs in their networks. What do you do when you have to go past 330 ft and ethernet isn't the answer? Well you use fiber of course! The question is what type of fiber? There are so many variants to choose from. Cisco has a...


April 30, 2010  10:38 PM

MACSec, providing security on your LAN!



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Cisco, MACSec

Hi folks! From the past few posts I was talking about some of the different new switches coming out of Cisco. Well one of the cool new features is MACSec! What is MACSec? Well basically it's the ability to encrypt data communication between your switch to whatever is plugged into it. Why is this...


April 30, 2010  10:25 PM

New switch line from Cisco



Posted by: Raj Perumal
Catalyst, Cisco, Cisco 3750-X

Hi folks! Great news from Cisco, the 3750-X and 3560-X are new switches with great new features. So what are the new features? Well the new switches support StackWise Plus and a new feature called StackPower. They also have redundant power supplies too! StackPower is really cool and you can read...


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