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Does it make sense to keep different SSIDs for 2.4GHz and 5GHz wireless networks?

My router can have different SSIDs for 2.4 and 5 GHz and I'm not sure if it's better to have the same SSID or not. Initially I put the same network but I got confused when the MacBook Pro displayed ...
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How to allow local LAN access while connected to Cisco VPN?

How can I maintain local LAN access while connected to Cisco VPN? When connecting using Cisco VPN, the server has to ability to instruct the client to prevent local LAN access. Assuming this ...
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Cisco IPsec versus L2TP/IPsec

I have a VPN service which gives me the option of connecting via PPTP, Cisco IPsec, or L2TP over IPsec. PPTP i know is inferior in terms of security and encryption, but I'm not really sure what the ...
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How to configure ShrewSoft VPN to connect to Cisco VPN Server?

What are the steps to connect to a Cisco VPN server using the ShrewSoft VPN Client? It's important to note that there are different kinds of Cisco VPN connections: Cisco VPN with pre-shared key ...
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Why can a network address not be a valid host address?

So... I have studied for CCNA and such and been working with IP networking at the least the past 8 years or so. I have always seen and been told that the network address for a subnet is not a valid ...
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Stop Cisco AnyConnect from locking down the NIC

Cisco's VPN crapclients (including the AnyConnect one) have the nasty habit of clobbering all NICs on the system you're using them. The old client had a checkbox in the connection options that allowed ...
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Two Devices, Same Subnet, No Communication

This is a stripped down version of my home network, and my problem is I can not get 192.168.20.100 to communicate with 192.168.20.4. The workstation pings both routers and the server fine, and ...
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HTTP SSL VPN Client? (alternative to Cisco's AnyConnect VPN)

Is there any free HTTP SSL VPN clients around, one that can act as an alternative to Cisco's own HTTP SSL VPN client (called AnyConnect)? The Cisco AnyConnect client has acknowledged problems, with ...
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How to auto save a Cisco VPN connection password on Mac OS X?

I have set up a Cisco IPSec VPN connection instead of using the Cisco client on Mac OS X. I like it fairly well, it just sits in the tray next to the clock and allows me to easily connect and ...
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Install VPN client issue

I'm trying to install the Shrew VPN client. In the process of installation an error occurs: Error 0x800f0203: Couldn't install the network component. It occurs when the installer tries to ...
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Cisco VPN Client hangs at “Opening cert store”

I am unable to open Cisco VPN Client, as it hangs and goes unresponsive in the splash screen with "Opening cert store". When opening event viewer I found a warning saying: The application (Cisco ...
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Cisco VPN stops Windows 7 Browsing

My browsing and other 'internet' activity (dropbox,digsby etc) halts when I connect to a VPN session using Cisco Systems VPN client Version 5.0.04.0300 on Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit on my Dell XPS ...
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Poor home office network performance and cannot figure out where the issue is

This is the most bizarre issue. I have worked with small to mid size networks for quite a long time and can say I'm comfortable connecting hardware. Where you will start to lose me is with managed ...
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How do I disable my Cisco wireless router's guest account?

I just got a Cisco wireless router, set it up, connected my laptop to it, and afterward looked at "Network and Sharing Center" on it, and it showed my network name, then a connection right below it ...
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How do I generate broadcast storm?

I started to study networking and I have two cisco switches, and I want generate broadcast storm to test Spanning Tree, How do I do?
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Cisco Router/Switch with MacBook Pro OSX Lion

What I have: MacBook Pro with OSX Lion Very old Cisco Router and Switch Two Crossover Cables (1 Cisco Console to Serial and 1 Cisco Console to Cisco Console) One Serial to USB Cable I am very new ...
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Losing 1/3 of my download speed with my new router, any ideas on how to fix?

I recently replaced a dying D-Link router with a Cisco/Linksys RSV4000. I'm really happy with the device but it seems when my cable modem is plugged in to it I lose 1/3 of my download speed. When I ...
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AnyConnect SSL VPN Connected but unable to ping my inside LAN

I am trying to configure Anyconnect SSL VPN and it is killing me, I am able to connect to the VPN on a laptop, witch is able to download the anyconnect client from the ASA and I can also connect to ...
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Change the password Windows 7 has stored for a wireless network

I have a new laptop which I used to connect to the guest network in our house. I typed in the wrong password at login and now I cannot type in the correct one. How can I clear or change the password ...
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Not sure how to find my switch?

newbie question, I'm afraid: I got a second hand (or maybe more) Cisco WS-C2948G switch off eBay for use at home, but the thing came with no documentation and no software. I'm not a sysadmin, and I ...
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I'm using Cisco Packet Tracer for Simulation and got error “ip address overlaps with..etc”

The 1st row is for my router and the 2nd row is for my LAN. What's wrong? Is my IP addressing and subnetting wrong? I already checked my configuration.
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Alternate Client for Cisco Unified Personal Communicator protocol

At work we have an in-house chat system using CUPC. Does anyone else out there use this? There are a few things I do not like about this client: Where's the chat log? If I close the window, I have ...
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The Cisco VPN Service has not been started

i'm trying to use Cisco VPN client, but i get the error: Error 56: The Cisco Systems, Inc. VPN Service has not been started. Please start this service and try again. Of course the service is ...
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Configuring Windows VPN Connection from Cisco AnyConnect

I don't know if it is possible but I would like to configure a Windows 7 VPN connection in a way that I can connect to a network which I normally reach by using Cisco AnyConnect VPN Client. Does Cisco ...
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Can we install 2 access points on the same network with different SSID?

I have a network over 2 floors. i had 1 access point on the top floor and need to put another on the bottom floor but with different SSID & password. can it be possible.. Please Help.. Thanks in ...
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Mac OS X Routing Table Protection

I'm looking for a way to protect my Mac OS 10.8 routing table. After connecting to my employer's network using the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client, a bunch of new routes are installed into my ...
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Router Speed vs. ISP Speed

I went to speedtest.net and found out that my internet connection (that my ISP Comcast provides) is about 12 Mbps download, 3 Mbps upload. Is there any reason why anyone would possibly need a Cisco ...
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Cisco Wireless AP - How important is hidden SSID

I'm reading the manual for a Cisco wireless AP and they write: Most wireless networking devices give you the option of broadcasting the SSID. While this option may be more convenient, it allows ...
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Capabilities of business and SOHO routers

I'm currently studying for the CCNA certifications (especially for Cisco routers and configuration). I know that business routers provide more features than SOHO routers, the processing speed and RAM ...
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NAS storage slow network speed (D-Link DNS 323)

i set-up the D-LINK DNS 323 NAS unit with RAID 1 (dual 2-terabyte 5400 rpm drives) it works, but it is slow in copying files between my computer and it (8 minutes to copy 4.5 gig file between NAS and ...
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Configuring a GigabitEthernet interface on a Cisco router

I'm trying to set the ip address of a GigabitEthernet interface on a Cisco MWR 2941 router. I have tried the following: config t interface gigabitethernet0/2 ip address 1.1.1.1 255.255.255.255 ...
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How can I get Bonjour to work over my wireless network?

I have a wireless network setup using a AP541N Cisco wireless access point. I can connect to shares from Finder with cmd+K over AFP and SMB to the NAS and I can get to the internet, but thats it. None ...
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Mac 10.6 Cisco VPN: Can I run scripts/apps on connection?

I had been using shimo to connect to my vpn and shimo has the ability to execute apps/scripts when the connection happens. I have moved to 10.6 and am now using the built in client. I don't see any ...
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Split Tunnel and Cisco AnyConnect

I am using Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client 3.1.02026 on Windows 7 64-bit. I have heard there is a checkbox which enables split tunneling. However, this checkbox is removed from the GUI ...
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Cisco AnyConnect VPN Error: “Failed to initalized connection subsystem.”

My Cicso AnyConnect VPN client on Windows 7 suddenly started giving the error: Failed to initialize connection subsystem. Rebooting didn't help. How can I resolve this?
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Cisco VPN error 403: Unable to contact the security gateway

I'm trying to make a connection via Cisco VPN Client (version is 5.0.07.0290), but i get the below mentioned error. I have to say that i'm using Windows 8. "Secure VPN Connection terminated locally ...
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Cannot ping two hosts from different subnet with Cisco routers

I have a configuration where two Cisco routers are in different subnets. The first one is in 192.168.0.0/24 and the second one is in 192.168.1.0/24. The routers are connected via serial by the ...
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Outdoor WiFi Mesh Topology vs. Repeaters

Here's the current configuration in our organization (which I believe is incorrect): We have a number of Cisco 1500 series AP's (22 in total), that are mounted outdoors to provide seamless WiFi ...
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Reset gargoyle router to default

I have a Linksys WRT54GL router with gargoyle installed. Unfortunately, I've forgotten my password so now I'm trying to reset it. I've already tried the 30/30/30 hard reset method, but it didn't ...
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Uninstalling Cisco VPN Client on Windows 7 RC causes machine to BSOD. How can I uninstall it?

I've installed Cisco Systems VPN Client 5.0.02.0090 on my Windows 7 RC (build 7100) machine and everything worked like a charm. Unfortunately, when I try to uninstall the Cisco VPN client, after the ...
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Cisco WAP4410N QoS, only tagging or actually prioritizing?

I just had a visitor to my apartment requesting some internet access. Since the visitor was on a untrusted device (school computer) I decided to put it on a dedicated ssid. Support for multiple ssid ...
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How to convert Webex' WRF to any other video format?

I've recorded a Webex WRF screencast and I'd like to convert it to WMV or AVI or something. The Webex Editor keeps saying it needs Windows Media Player 9. Is there any other tool for converting WRF?
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Find the IPsec ID and Secret id for my vpn connection

Hi i'm using ubuntu and new to cisco vpn anyconnect client. I have installed it successfully and establish the connection by giving the user name and password. But it is showing the timeout error. So ...
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Cisco RV180 ipsec vpn to mac os x 10.8.2 default client Configuration

I would like to configure an IPSec VPN tunnel between my RV180 (server, last firmware) and my Mac OSX 10.8.2 laptop. I have little knowledge about VPN, and a bit more about network in general. I have ...
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DMZ forwarding on Cisco DPC/EPC2100 Cable Modem to Linksys Router for IP Cameras

I have one of the old Cisco DPC/EPC2100 Cable Modems and wanted to know if anyone has had any luck setting up DMZ on it? Link to modem: http://www.cisco.com/web/consumer/support/modem_DPC2100.html ...
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Piecing together low-powered hardware for an RS-232 terminal server

I'm working on reconstructing my Cisco lab for training/educational purposes and I found that the actual terminal server I have is dead. I have a couple of 8-port PCI serial cards which would be more ...
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Share VPN connection established with Cisco VPN Client on a MacBook?

Is it possible to share my VPN connection established with a Cisco VPN client to other devices via network sharing on my MacBook?
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NAT/PAT, URL dependant, cisco 7301

I need to configure cisco 7301 with list of hostnames/ip's. These need to be forwarded to internal ip's/ports (depending on the hostname) In the current setup... www.frog.com, ip 82.45.100.100 nat's ...
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Why do I have to use Google DNS on Home Router (CenturyLink)

I have a CenturyLink DDR2200, working with my PrismTV (Same a U-Verse, but its IPTV) For some reason, to use Apple's iMessage, or FaceTime, I have to go into the device settings and change the DNS ...
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CCNA: OSPF adjency over Framerelay

I set up framerelay and I can successfully ping from R1 to R2. The problem I'm having is that there aren't OSPF advertisements. I explicitly stated broadcast when mapping the IP's. Here are my ...