Cisco Router IOS Backup Configuration Guide and Restore Factory Default from TFTP Server

In our last article we have seen Kiwi Syslog server installation and configuration. Today I’m gonna discuss about some Cisco device administration guide such as IOS backup and Restore. An IOS (Internetwork Operating System) powers routers to be communicating each other. Cisco IOS is un-debated market leader for producing IOS. Backing up of IOS image is important to fix corrupted Cisco IOS. Restoring of IOS image from backup is also crucial in your networking career. There are many possible ways to backup Cisco IOS viz FTP, TFTP or RCP. This article focused on TFTP method to backup IOS. SolarWinds provides… Read More »

Setting Up a SysLog Server for Cisco by Kiwi SysLog Server

Hey what’s up? Can we have some discussion about Syslog Configuration on Cisco Router? You may hear about server monitor software and other log monitoring tools. I would like to figure out some best free syslog server for Cisco router and switches. Syslog monitoring is the life blood of Cisco administrators; they will have real time view of the switch or router which they are managing. Kiwi syslog server free edition from SolarWinds syslog server supports up to 5 syslog sources to monitor real time. In this tutorial let me explain about free cisco syslog server by SolarWinds Kiwi syslog… Read More »

[Solved] How to Factory Reset Motorola Access Point AP 6532 to Restore Default

Motorola AP 6532 is an wireless access point for business that offers higher throughput along with WiNG 5’s direct forwarding, security, QoS services and site survivability. Our company setting up a wireless network with Motorola WLAN devices, as a Sys Admin, one day I came across with the reset Motorola access point AP6532 to troubleshoot! What should we do to reset an Access Point? Everyone knows that simply hold the reset button. That’s it? What If there is no reset button? What would be the solution? We can reset by console! If there is no console port available? Woooow… That’s… Read More »

What is STP in networking? Cisco Spanning Tree Explained the Simple Way

In this article we’ll be discussing in detail about one of the important topics in CISCO switching, the Cisco spanning tree protocol or CISCO STP as you call it. So we’ll start right from the basics, what is STP network and the need for STP networking. So what is STP? STP is a derivative of network redundancy which is very common in business networks. Let me explain it the simple way. Suppose you have a situation where you need to connect two switches in your office network, and then you decide to put two connection cables between the switches so… Read More »

How to Connect Cisco IOU to GNS3-1.1 and Emulate Cisco Switch in GNS3-1.1

Well, what’s up? Today I’m going to discuss an interesting GNS3 Cisco simulator tutorial on how to connect Cisco IOU to GNS3-1.1. This is an alternate way of emulating Cisco switches in GNS3. So I hope this article will answer how to get a working layer 2 switch in GNS3-1.1 By the way what is a Cisco IOU device? Cisco IOS on UNIX (IOU) is a fully working version of IOS that runs as a user mode UNIX/LINUX platform. IOU is built as an image and runs just like any other program. Layer 2 and layer 3 IOU images are… Read More »

How to Setup Cisco Configuration Professional CCP 2.7 for GNS3 Router

Hi there, it’s been a long time since I made an article here. Today I’ve  come up with a wonderful piece of software from Cisco and that’s nothing but Cisco Configuration Professional. Also called CCP or Cisco CP, it can be downloaded from Cisco website. By the way what is CCP? Why do we use Cisco CP? Cisco Configuration Professional is a Cisco GUI software, helps network engineers to configure Cisco routers and switches easily with GUI (Graphical User Interface). For accessing Cisco router via CCP we have to do some pre console configurations. Those who don’t like CLI (Command… Read More »

How to Configure Cisco Extended Named Access Control List in Router

This is the last section of Cisco Access Control Lists. Since now we had seen three different types of Access Control Lists viz. Standard Numbered ACL, Extended Numbered ACL and Standard Named ACL respectively. There is one more remaining in Cisco ACL called Extended Named Access Control List. After reading my previous articles you may get what exactly access list does. An access list is a network security protocol which denies or permits traffic between networks. You can block/ allow certain end users accessing some network resources via Access Control Lists. Today we will go through Extended Named Access List… Read More »

[Solved] Connect GNS3 to Internet via Host Wi-Fi, Ethernet Adapter

Hi there, in my last articles we had covered Interfacing of GNS3 router to physical computer and Connect GNS3 to VirtualBox. Today I’m gonna to describe the sequential procedure to connect GNS3 to internet over host Wi-Fi adapter and over Ethernet adapter. There are many virtual networking tutorials available in the internet explaining the same. But all those describes with reference to Ethernet adapter. So I’m planning to connect GNS3 to internet via Wireless NIC adapter as well as Ethernet adapter. If you connect GNS3 router to internet over wireless adapter (Wi-Fi) it is very easy to realize virtual networks.… Read More »