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CCIEW – 2.1.c STP

N.B. All configurations are based off the lab build seen in the introduction post. Intro Spanning Tree. For something that is so simple in theory, it can drive network techs crazy and cause confusion. Like many technologies it has its different flavours with some being proprietary to Cisco and others part of the 802.1D standard. What probably… Continue reading CCIEW – 2.1.c STP

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CCIEW – 2.1.b VTP

N.B. All configurations are based off the lab build seen in the introduction post. VTP Versions There are three versions of the Cisco proprietary VLAN Trunking Protocol (VTP), 1, 2 and 3. Versions 2 and 3 are generally used in most modern deployments so I would expect questions and configs to be focused around both those versions. However version 1 is the default, enabled-out-of-box,… Continue reading CCIEW – 2.1.b VTP

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CCIEW – 2.0 Configure and troubleshoot wired infrastructure to support WLANs

The whole of section 2 refers to the written and the lab sections which share the same objectives. Introduction Whilst this is the Wireless CCIE that doesn’t mean the other technologies can be ignored, particularly routing and switching which one of my mentors always stated is the bread and butter of networking. I’ve heard some say CCNP… Continue reading CCIEW – 2.0 Configure and troubleshoot wired infrastructure to support WLANs

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CCIEW – 1.4.b Architect indoor and outdoor RF deployments

1.4.b Architect indoor and outdoor RF deployments There are some overarching considerations when designing for any of the scenarios below. The list can get quite extensive so if I had to pick the 5 most useful I’d probably go with: What minimum speeds are required? What are the roaming requirements (if any)? What environment am… Continue reading CCIEW – 1.4.b Architect indoor and outdoor RF deployments

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CCIEW – 1.4.a RF Design / Site survey

1.4.a [i] Define the tasks/goals for a preliminary site survey 1.4.a [ii] Conduct the site survey 1.4.a [iii] Determine AP quantity, placement and antenna type Much like the previous section which focused on customer requirements and current lay of the land, defining the tasks and goals for the survey will follow much the same pattern through… Continue reading CCIEW – 1.4.a RF Design / Site survey

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CCIEW – 1.3 Plan and design wireless solutions requirements

1.3.a Translate customer requirements into services and design recommendations 1.3.b Identify ambiguity and/or information gaps 1.3.c Evaluate interoperability of proposed technologies against deployed IP network infrastructure & technologies This topic often comes down to common sense and experience. When you’re engaged by a business to either perform a site survey (next topic) or design a… Continue reading CCIEW – 1.3 Plan and design wireless solutions requirements