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Joe

Senior Network Engineer, technology enthusiast, guitar and bass player. Joe Wilson is the creator of RouterFreak.com as well as other niche websites that can be found around on the Internets.

How to Build Your Cisco Router Lab

Router and cable

Author: Cisco Kits The Cisco router lab is one of the most difficult labs to build because it touches on so many different pieces of equipment. When you are building your Cisco CCNP lab, it is pretty easy as three Cisco routers and three Cisco switches will put you in …

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Visio Stencil Files

Need Visio Stencils? Have you ever been in the middle of a Visio diagram and realized you didn’t have a stencil for a particular Cisco network device?  Or how about needing Visio stencils for a Juniper or F5 load balancer?  Or any device in your data center? Wouldn’t it be …

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Moving Layer 3 to the Network Edge

With the advent of new technologies as well as the ability to have multi-layer switches at the access layer, Cisco is starting to change the game.  New network designs are pushing layer 3 routing out to the access switches creating a routed edge. Most campus and data center network designs …

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Understanding Wild Card Masks

wild card masks

Many engineers (at one time myself too) believe they understand wild card masks. If you ask someone they will most likely tell you that a wild card mask is just the opposite or reverse of a subnet mask. Unfortunately this isn’t quite correct. Yes, at first glance a wild card …

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