Cisco Meraki Wireless Overview

Cisco Meraki is a cloud based networking solution. Meraki offers a range of products and in this blog, we'll take a look at the wireless portfolio. The concept of cloud networking really means that while you still have on-premise networking equipment, it connects automatically to the cloud, where it can be managed. No more console cables!
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Prototyping Radius Server Policies - Part 1

The intention of this blog series is to help Radius Server administrators test their configurations - mostly for purposes of learning and rapid prototyping configurations. In part 2 we will cover the use of EAP-PEAP authentication and in part 3 we covering testing of authentication.
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Prototyping RADIUS Server Policies: Part 2

This is part 2 of my blog series on rapid prototyping without any real networking equipment. In part 1 I covered PAP and CHAP authentication and later on in part 3 we will be covering EAP-TLS (X.509 certificate based) authentication.
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Prototyping RADIUS Server Policies: Part 3

This is part 3 of my blog series on rapid prototyping in ISE without requiring any networking equipment. This time we're going to perform EAP-TLS (X.509 certificate based) authentication. 
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Travels in Silicon Valley - facebook and Google

I paid homage to the tech companies in Silicon Valley while on holiday (geeky I know). Having worked with Cisco technologies for over twenty five years now, I just wanted to take a look at the Cisco campus and see for myself what it looked like - might as well throw in a few other tech companies while I was at it, I thought.
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Cisco SDA Fabric Key Concepts

Software Defined Architecture is the concept that we can configure the network from a centralised management system. In the case of Cisco, this is DNA Center.   SDA removes us as engineers from the CLI configuration layer, although the physical layer still needs careful design in order to ensure no single points of failure and that the physical design[…]
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Wi-Fi Troubleshooting: How to Review a Wi-Fi Installation - Part 1

We are getting more and more requests to review Wi-Fi networks which aren't quite meeting the specification. Many customers are finding that companies which don't truly understand Wi-Fi - or how to make it work - have deployed their network and are either incapable of making it work or don't care. 
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Wi-Fi Troubleshooting: How to Gather Evidence for a Wi-Fi Review: Part 2

Wi-Fi reviews are not the easiest of things. Unlike fault finding most networking, Wi-Fi has the added complexity of RF - and all those multitude of clients. In this blog, we'll take a measured run through on where to start in your fault finding journey.
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Introduction to Cisco Smart Licensing

It’s probably fair to say that most of us don’t enjoy dealing with any kind of licensing fulfilment because the experience can be somewhat daunting. Cisco offers the use of Cisco Smart Licensing as a way to ease the burden of network device licensing.
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Cisco SD-Access Lab: Part 1

Cisco DNA SD-Access "Software Defined-Access" is the future of Cisco enterprise networks, and whether you're ready or not, it's here.  In this blog series, we're going to take a look at the base setup of your SD-Access Lab environment and provide some useful links along the way to content to help you understand the topic more fully.
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