The ranting of an IT Professional:



February 28, 2011  7:10 PM


Posted by: Jason Tramer
CCDA, Routing and Switching, Security, Voice, Wireless

Passed my CCDA exam today! Overall having done  professional level Cisco cert's, going back to associate level wasn't that hard at all. I have a very even mix of questions between Routing and Switching, Voice, Security, and Wireless, so know all of them well but it doesn't go anywhere near the...

February 2, 2011  8:56 PM

Upgrade the firmware on a Cisco lightweight access point

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Access Point, autonomous, Cisco, firmware, Lightweight, tftp, Upgrade, Wireless

Need to roll out a new firmware revision to all your access points connected to your controller? Maybe you need to convert some into autonomous mode? Easy and simple way to accomplish this. Load up your IOS file onto a TFTP server and then connect to the CLI of your controller. Enter this...

February 25, 2010  4:30 PM

Cisco 1411 Wireless bridge – Radio interface won’t come online

Posted by: Jason Tramer
bridge, Cisco, disabled, interface, non-root, radio, reset, root, Wireless

This gave me some issue the other day. I was setting up two Cisco 1411 wireless bridges to connect to each other for the first time. One was root bridge, the other set as non-root bridge. After i set them up I was checking the web interface of the non-root bridge and the Radio interface was...

October 20, 2009  1:34 PM

AP’s not registering on Cisco Wireless controller 4400 series

Posted by: Jason Tramer
1140, 4400, access points, Cisco, controller, series, Wireless

I experienced this issue recently where I had a Cisco Wireless 4400 series Controller and some brand new 1140 series AP's. The problem was this, the access points would connect to the controller, they would get IP addresses, and you would see them listed under the wireless section of the web GUI...

September 16, 2009  3:57 PM

Cisco adopting strategies to compete in the small business line

Posted by: Jason Tramer
ASA, Cisco, firewall, router, small business, SMB, UC500, Wireless

Cisco is almost synonymous with big business in the network infrastructure market but recently they have really been working to make themselves more friendly to the SMB market. Here is a good article about that: Working...

August 28, 2009  4:48 PM

WPA-TKIP is completely broken

Posted by: Jason Tramer
broken, cracked, encryption, Security, tkip, Wireless, WPA

Check it out:

May 19, 2009  4:46 PM

Wireless not working after HyperV install

Posted by: Jason Tramer
hyperv, server 2008, Windows, Wireless

I am running server 2008 on my laptop and decided to install HyperV so that I could have an XP VM. As soon as I installed HyperV my wireless connection stopped working. Though the wireless connection is there in manage network connections it is missing when doing an IPconfig and won't locate any...

November 6, 2008  5:52 PM

WPA has been cracked!

Posted by: Jason Tramer
Wireless, WPA Read this article,  this is pretty bad. Despite many of my vociferous objections about implementing wireless on your trusted network, many of my client's are doing just that. Everyone loves the convienance of...

August 14, 2008  7:42 PM

Troubleshooting wireless networks

Posted by: Jason Tramer
IT professional, Net Stumbler, Wireless

Wireless networks are getting more and more common and with good reason, they are damn useful, particularly when you get a lot of guests or vendors who visit your office. However they can be an absolute pain in the butt to troubleshoot. Part of this is because in a 9 times of 10 the person...


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