Karl Solie, CCIE No. 4599, is a Principal Network Engineer for Comdisco Inc. Karl has more than 13 years experience in the field, designing and implementing LAN/WAN-based networks internally and externally for McDonnell Douglas, Unisys, and Comdisco. Over the past 13 years, Karl has worked on a vast array of internetworks, including some of the largest commercial- and government-based IP and SNA networks in the United States. He has performed LAN/WAN design and implementation on networks ranging from his community school district in Hudson, Wisc., to large government networks in Atlanta and Los Angeles. Karl holds a B.A. degree in law from the University of California, Irvine and concentrated in mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.