Author Archives: Ronald Nutter

Experience with the FreedomPop Photon device

I have had several weeks to work with the Freedom Pop Photon device. If you haven’t looked at their web site, it looks like a small hockey puck. I have tried this device in a variety of locations in several … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from upgrading iPhone 3GS to iPhone5

I recently went through an upgrade from a 3GS to the new iPhone5. Had looked in advance for what the process was but didn’t really find anything that told me what to expect. Here is a recap of what I … Continue reading

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Finding a alternate internet connection

In previous posts, I had talked about the portable internet setup I had come up with using the Cradlepoint CTR-35. Having just recently upgraded to an iPhone 5, I got spoiled with LTE access. Although I can enable the Personal … Continue reading

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IPv6 – Found a good site for learning IPv6 (Part 3)

After posting the last update in this series, I spent quite a bit of time working on completing the process of Hurricane Electric’s IPv6 Certification. After working Friday night and a better part of the day Saturday, I was able … Continue reading

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IPv6 – Found a good site for learning IPv6 (Part 2)

Since posting the original item by this title, which I thought would be the only one, I ran into a problem. I was able to go up to the administrator level of IPv6 certification program from the folks at HE.NET … Continue reading

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IPv6 – Setting up a connection to a Tunnel Broker (Part 7)

If you have been following this series, we have a functional Tunnel Broker connection at this point. Now is a good time to learn a few troubleshooting commands to help build a baseline of when things are working right or … Continue reading

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Network Toolkit – Routed vs switched interface

I was working on a switch recently and noticed a physical interface configured similar to this – Int gi3/5 ip address 10.1.1.2 255.255.255.0 This port was on a 6500 Chassis. The challenge I ran into was that I was replacing … Continue reading

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Network Toolkit – When to use a console server

A console server is viewed far too often as a luxury item that can be justified. Console servers are useful at more than just data center locations. Sometimes you don’t know how much you may need or use one until … Continue reading

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Network Toolkit – Uploading IOS binary via xmodem and console port

I was working on a switch recently and ran into something I hadnt seen before. I uploaded an updated IOS binary to the flash memory, verified the file using the IOS Verify command and used the boot system command to … Continue reading

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Book Review – “DNS and BIND on IPv6” by Cricket Liu, Oreilly Media

For those of you who have supported an Internet connection and/or run your own DNS servers have probably heard about DNS and BIND by Cricket Liu and Paul Albitz. That one has been in my library for several years and … Continue reading

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