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At its most basic level, computer networking is about linking various computing devices together. The distances between connected hardware can be modest (across a room) or vast (across the globe), but many of the same underlying technologies are employed: Routers, switches, Ethernet cables, optical fiber, Wi-Fi networks, IP addresses, and networking protocols. Network administrators and architects need to be acquainted with all of these technologies.

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Self-Replicating DNS Forwarders Problems in Windows Server 2008/2012

By Daniel Petri - July 22, 2014

Need help with DNS forwarding? Daniel Petri points out some issues with how DNS forwarding is handled in Windows Server 2008/2012 that you should be aware of.

Configure DNS forwarders in Windows Server 2012 R2

By Daniel Petri - July 17, 2014

In part two of our series on DNS forwarding, learn how to configure DNS forwarders in Windows Server 2012 R2 using the Windows GUI and the command prompt.

Best Practices for DNS Forwarding

By Daniel Petri - July 17, 2014

Need to know what a DNS forwarder is? Daniel Petri compares it to root hints, and then offers some best practices on how to use DNS forwarders effectively.

Using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client

By Sean Wilkins - May 21, 2014

In this overview, learn about the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, including migration and licensing differences from Cisco VPN Client.

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Generating Site Survey Reports Using Cisco WCS

By Avril Salter, Ph.D. - November 14, 2012

Learn how to generate impressive site survey reports using Cisco WCS with this helpful step-by-step article.

How To Configure a Cisco Router to Export NetFlow Data

By Petri IT Knowledgebase Team - November 14, 2011

A walk-through with Josh Stevens, Head Geek at SolarWinds, on configuring a Cisco router to export NetFlow data. In this video Josh covers the manual setup

How to Configure a Cisco Router as a Terminal Server

By David Davis - January 8, 2009

David Davis shows us how to quickly access the console on Cisco routers and switches and how to configure them as terminal servers.

Basics of Cisco Switch Administration - Part 1

By David Davis - January 7, 2009

Need help configuring a switch port or seeing what MAC address is on what port? David Davis serves up some Cisco switch admin basics.

How to Recover a Lost Password on a Cisco Switch

By David Davis - January 7, 2009

Lost the password to your Cisco switch? David Davis walks you through how to recover that password (and your sanity).

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