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A computer network, or data network, is a digital telecommunications network which allows nodes to share resources. In computer networks, computing devices exchange data with each other using connections (data links) between nodes. These data links are established over cable media such as wires or optic cables, or wireless media such as WiFi.

Cisco Router 4300 – Basic Setup

Cisco Router 4300 – Basic Setup

This is a configuration to save my setup path for a Cisco Router 4300 so I don’t have to keep looking up all the steps. It will include TFTP server setup to upload current images, SSH setup, asdm setup, and basic configs to get it the asa in a working condition. Step 1) Console port to ASA Configure username/password enable Copy backup config if available Step 2) Ethernet cable to computer Configure asa port interface 0/6 > ip add 10.0.0.1…

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Cisco ASA – Brief Configuration

Cisco ASA – Brief Configuration

This is a configuration to save my setup path for a Cisco ASA 5505 so I don’t have to keep looking all of it up. You can check out my cisco router 4300 setup HERE. It will include TFTP server setup to upload current images, SSH setup, asdm setup, and basic configs to get it the asa in a working condition. Step 1) Connect your console port to the ASA Configure a username/password for enable Step 2) Connect an ethernet…

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Meraki home lab setup

Meraki home lab setup

Thanks to Ciscos awesome program, I was able to obtain a Meraki network stack to play with at home. Currently I have the Security device, 8 Port POE Switch, and Wireless AP. The web portal makes it easy to administer all devices from one location anywhere I am. I’ve been able to change port forwaring on the fly when trying to access my VPN and the IP address had changed. In the future I would like to be able to build…

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Cisco ASA syslogging to an ELK stack

Cisco ASA syslogging to an ELK stack

Along my search for the perfect monitoring setup I found a possible need to have a centralized ASA syslogging server. My choice was to use ELK at first. I found the below article to help me on that path but haven’t had a chance to spend time. The thought process that lead me away from this project went something like this. Cisco ASA syslogging ELK   I need a syslog server for an ASA Well the elk stack loos cool and…

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Certs & Training

Certs & Training

These are certs and training’s I’d like to work on. I’ve always been a firm believer that certs don’t prove you know what you’re doing. At a certain point certifications only prove that you can take a test and will get you through HRs door. They look nice on a resume but won’t teach you most of the day to day things. The more advanced ones (CISSP, CCIE, VCDX, OSCP, and others) do have their place which is why I’m creating this…

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Wireshark – Troubleshooting DHCP issues

Wireshark – Troubleshooting DHCP issues

Troubleshooting DHCP Issues from a computer This was an issue with a laptop that couldn’t connect to wifi. Every other computer and device worked fine. We started the initial troubleshooting with trying to test the wifi. Running Debugs on the WLC showed us that the computer attempted to connect but the failed to fully authenticate. We got wireshark running on the machine which was able to show us that the computer would perform a DHCP Request but would get nothing…

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Home Lab

Home Lab

(This Home Lab Post may get separated into different posts for each section when I come back to clean up and edit) Getting Started: I’ve been working on putting a home lab together for awhile now. One of the main reasons is so that I have an environment to play with new technologies that I want to learn. My gear so far includes: 2x Lenovo M93p i5 8GBs (Upgrading to 16GBs) Dell Poweredge R410 with an Intel Xeon CPU X5667 and…

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Learning AWS and getting AWS Operations Certified

Learning AWS and getting AWS Operations Certified

This will be my log and place to keep my thoughts and references while I try to obtain my AWS certification AWS EDUCATE – https://awseducate.instructure.com/courses/125/modules https://www.expeditedssl.com/aws-in-plain-english https://acloud.guru/learn/aws-certified-solutions-architect-associate [https://www.reddit.com/r/sysadmin/comments/7939jn/i_need_to_embrace_the_cloud/]   https://www.udacity.com/course/full-stack-foundations–ud088 https://aws.amazon.com/certification/our-certifications/ [https://www.reddit.com/r/learnprogramming/comments/77g5tw/25_free_online_programming_courses_and_moocs_for/] [https://medium.com/@adhorn/10-lessons-from-10-years-of-aws-part-1-258b56703fcf]