- Protecting Your Network from the Wi-Fi Protected Setup Security Hole
- Mar 12, 2012
- Even if you’ve encrypted and secured your wireless network with Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA or WPA2), a security hole affecting most wireless routers may make it fairly easy for those with the right tools to hack your network and connect. Eric Geier shows how to prevent this and protect your network.
- Network Security First-Step: Firewalls
Donald Stoddard, Thomas M. Thomas
- Feb 8, 2012
- This chapter dissects a firewall’s duties to understand what makes a firewall operate and how it does its job.
- Creating a Hotspot Gateway with RouterOS
- Nov 2, 2009
- Eric Geier shows how to set up the integrated hotspot gateway with RouterOS.
- Creating a VPN Server with RouterOS
- Oct 27, 2009
- Eric Geier continues his RouterOS series by discussing its VPN capabilities
- Supercharging Your Cheap Router with Enterprise Features
- Oct 5, 2009
- Did you know you can replace the firmware on your router? Eric Geier describes the highs and lows of aftermarket firmware projects.
- Turn an Old PC into a LAN Server with RouterOS, Part 2
- Sep 28, 2009
- Eric Geier concludes his two-part tutorial on getting a RouterOS machine up and running on a spare PC.
- IP Routing Use Cases
Muhammad Afaq Khan
- Sep 22, 2009
- This chapter discusses the capabilities of the Cisco ASR 1000 series router family and then reviews how those strengths can be used to address relevant problems.
- Turn an Old PC into a LAN Server with RouterOS, Part 1
- Sep 21, 2009
- Eric Geier shows you how to get an enterprise router at a fraction of the cost with the MikroTik RouterOS software that you can load onto an old PC.
- Cisco LAN Switching Configuration : Server Load Balancing (SLB)
David Hucaby, David Jansen, Steve McQuerry
- Jun 24, 2009
- This chapter covers the steps required to load balance traffic to one or more server farms and firewall farms, and also explains the steps needed to define probes that test server and firewall farm functionality.
- Cisco IOS XR Security
Dawit Birhanu, Mark Ghattas, Syed Natif Nawaz, Mobeen Tahir
- Jun 15, 2009
- This chapter discusses the security aspects of the Cisco IOS XR operating system.
- Five Ways to Increase Your Wi-Fi Network's Range
- May 15, 2009
- Eric Geier shows ways to extend your wireless network, from things you can do without spending a dime to adding additional APs.
- Broadband Routers and Firewalls
Ido Dubrawsky, Wes Noonan
- Nov 17, 2006
- Home Network Router Security Secrets
- Apr 7, 2006
- Ever delve inside your home network routers and use the hidden security settings that can lock down a network nice and tight? Most people never do. Andy Walker reveals 10 secrets on how to easily access your router's security settings.
- MPLS Traffic Engineering
Umesh Lakshman, Lancy Lobo
- Jan 13, 2006
- MPLS Traffic Engineering (MPLS TE) is a growing implementation in today's service provider networks. MPLS adoption in service provider networks has increased manifold due to its inherent TE capabilities. This chapter provides you with information on the operation and configuration of MPLS TE on Cisco routers.
- The Basic Uses of TCP/IP Route Maps
Jennifer Carroll, Jeff Doyle
- Dec 9, 2005
- Route maps are similar to access lists; they both have criteria for matching the details of certain packets and an action of permitting or denying those packets. This chapter explains the basics of Route Maps. Included are sample exercises to help you practice administration and use of Route Maps.
- Analyzing MPLS VPN Security
Michael H. Behringer, Monique Morrow
- Oct 6, 2005
- VPN users have certain expectations and requirements for their VPN service. In a nutshell, they want their service to be both private and secure. In other words, they want their VPN to be as secure as with dedicated circuits while gaining the scalability benefits of a shared infrastructure. Both concepts, of privacy and security, are not black and white, and need to be defined for a real world implementation. This chapter introduces you to VPN MPLS security requirements.
- Which Routing Protocol Should My Network Use?
Russ White, Alvaro Retana, Don Slice
- Sep 30, 2005
- One of the toughest questions facing network engineers is which routing protocol to use. Each has its strengths, and each works better with some network designs than with others. This chapter will help you decide which routing protocol is best for your particular network.
- Interexchange Carrier MPLS Network Design Study
Jim Guichard, François Le Faucheur, Jean-Philippe Vasseur
- Jul 22, 2005
- USCom is a fictitious nationwide data and long-distance voice service provider in the U.S. This chapter discusses the current USCom MPLS network design, its evolution, and how USCom characteristics and objectives influenced the corresponding design decisions that were made in order to illustrate how design decisions should stem from the characteristics of your company.
- Troubleshooting Any Transport over MPLS Based VPNs
- Jun 10, 2005
- MPLS Layer 3 VPNs allow a service provider to provision IP connectivity for multiple customers over a shared IP backbone, while maintaining complete logical separation of customer traffic and routing information. Learn more about MPLS Layer 3 VPNs in this sample chapter from Cisco.
- Layer 2 VPN Architectures: Understanding Any Transport over MPLS
Wei Luo, Dmitry Bokotey, Anthony YH Chan, Carlos Pignataro
- May 12, 2005
- This chapter provides an overview of LDP, including LDP components and operations that are related to pseudowire emulation over MPLS along with an explanation of the control signaling and data switching details of AToM.