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New Book: OSPF On Huawei With LABS

I am glad to inform you that I have published a new book on Amazon. The book name is: OSPF on Huawei with LABS In this book I will speak only about OSPF by explaining all OSPF topics and apply them on LABS using Huawei routers. Topics that I will pass through are: Introduction to...

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Book about MikroTik Switching - MTCSWE

I am glad that I have a new book published on Amazon.com platform. The book name is: MikroTik Switching with LABS The book speaks about all switching topics that you can do on MikroTik CRS3xx series switches. Think of MTU, Port-Based VLAN, MAC-Based VLAN, Management VLAN, Q-in-Q, STP, RSTP,...

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MikroTik Load Balancing - Separating Gaming traffic (Clash of Clans) from normal traffic on dual ISP's

In this post, I am going to show you how you can separate Gaming traffic from normal traffic when you have 2 or more ISP's connected to your MikroTik Router. Let's check the scenario that we have: So I am connecting from 1 MikroTik Router to 2 ISP's: ISP1 and ISP2. Now the mission is to allow...

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Webinar: Which IT track shall I follow: Cisco, MikroTik, Ubiquiti, LigoWave or Huawei?

Hello all, On 26th of September 2020 I have made a webinar explaining which track shall a student follow to get a good career in IT and of course be promoted for a better job. In case you have missed the webinar, you can re-watch here below and profit from the information given. If you...

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Manipulating the OSPF Hello Packets on Cisco IOS

In this post, I will show you a LAB how you can manipulate the OSPF Hello packets in Cisco IOS and check how the OSPF neighborship will be lost between the 2 OSPF routers. Here are the points of the LAB with the LAB scenario: 1. All IP addresses are already configured as on the...

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Adding a password to Telnet on Cisco IOS

Telnet is a protocol that you can use to connect remotely to network devices (such as Cisco IOS Routers) so you can configure/monitor them. On Cisco IOS you can use Telnet, but it is advisable that you use SSH instead because it is more secure that it sent everything in an encrypted way, while...

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Adding a password to the console port on Cisco IOS

Most of you, as network engineers, when you want to configure the Cisco IOS router you use the console cable and connect it to the console port of the router. The console cable looks like this: This cable will be connected from your PC to the Cisco Router (or switch) on its console port....

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Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Firewall - Blocking local traffic to the EdgeRouter

In this lesson, I will show you how to configure Firewall rules on the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter X as direction local, which means for all traffic coming to the EdgeRouter itself. We have the following scenario: My computer is connected to the Ubiquiti EdgeRouter physically on Eth2, and the...

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How to configure Router on a Stick on Cisco IOS

In this lesson, I will show you how to configure router on a stick on Cisco IOS. Configuring router on a stick in needed when you are using a layer 2 switch and dividing your network into different VLAN's, and you want that the devices in those different VLAN's to be able to reach each...

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Blocking Youtube traffic on MikroTik without the use of Layer 7 Protocol

In this lesson, I will show how you can on MikroTik block YouTube traffic without you use Layer 7 protocol. Why without Layer 7 regular expression? Because Layer 7 is to heavy on your Router resources like CPU and memory as for each packet the Firewall on the router is inspecting the Layer 7 and...

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