2019-03-01

Cisco Network Assistant for Cisco Devices

Cisco Network assistant is a wired and wireless network management application that can be used on cisco based network environment. 
It can also be used to configure routers and switches instead of using terminal emulators such as putty. It is also good to use if you are not familiar with the commands on the cli of cisco devices. its GUI is user friendly and easy to understand.
 
One of its features is to view and monitor all of your network devices. It is also a good tool for troubleshooting network issues.
To use this software first you need to configure the devices.


Step 1 
Configure the router/switch
To configure Cisco devices using Cisco Network Assistant, we need first
 to setup the HTTP and HTTPS. We need also to configure the username 
and password to access the devices through the Cisco network assistant. 
Access your router/switch via console and enter these commands.

Switch#conf t
Switch(config)#ip http server
Switch(config)#ip http authentication local
Switch(config)#username CISCO privilege 15 password 0 CISCO1
Switch(config)#ip http port 80
Switch(config)#ip http max-connection 10
Switch(config)#ip http timeout-policy idle 30 life 180 requests 100
Switch(config)#line console 0
Switch(config-line)#login local
Switch(config-line)#line vty 0 4
Switch(config-line)#privilege level 15
Switch(config-line)#login local
Switch(config-line)#exit
Switch(config)#exit
Switch#conf t
Switch(config)#int vlan 1
Switch(config-if)#ip address 10.0.10.1 255.255.255.0
Switch(config-if)#no shutdown
Switch(config-if)#exit
Switch(config)#exit
Step 2
Download and Install the Cisco Network Assistant
Download the Cisco Network Assistant installer from Cisco website.
Or download it  here

Step 3
Access the Device 
Connect your the computer to the router via the network cable. Then open the 
Cisco Network Assistant application. Type the IP address of the device on
Connect to: then hit Okay button. Authentication dialog box will pop up. 
On the Username and Password, enter the CISCO and CISCO1. These are
 the username and password that we created on the device.

This is what Cisco Network Assistant look like. On Topology View dialog 
box, you will see your device that you are connected to. At the left side, 
you will seeSetup tab, Configure tab, Monitor tab,Troubleshoot tab and
Maintenance tab.




 

2019-02-02

The Best Router for Small Business 2019

Most small businesses are connected to the internet. It is very important that the router to buy is durable and reliable. In choosing the router we should check if the concurrent session and throughput are compatible with the internet bandwidth. For example, if the internet bandwidth is 300 Mbps, the NAT throughput should be at least 300Mbps or higher. If the throughput of the router is lower than the internet bandwidth, the user cannot use all the internet bandwidth. Router also should have higher concurrent session prevent the intermittent connection to the internet. Because if the concurrent session of router was reached, the user will encounter slow internet connectivity. Here are the summary of routers that have higher throughput and concurrent sessions that can be used in small businesses. You can also check and compare their price on Amazon and eBay.



RV345 Dual WAN Gigabit
Throughput: 900Mbps
Concurrent Session: 40,000
Overview:

  • 16 LAN ports for high-performance connectivity
  • 2 WAN ports (RJ-45) for load balancing and resiliency
  • 2 USB ports to support a 3G/4G modem or flash drive
  • VPN functionality for secure interconnectivity, including standard IPsec,
  • Layer 2 Tunneling Protocol (L2TP) over IPSec, and Cisco IPsec
  • Support for the Cisco AnyConnect Secure Mobility Client
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TP-Link TL-ER120


Throughput: 800Mbps
Concurrent Sessions: 150,000
Overview:
  • 64-bit dedicated dual-core processor
  • 2 Gbit DDRIII high-speed memory for outstanding performance
  • 1 Gigabit WAN port, 1 Gigabit LAN port, and 3 adaptable Gigabit WAN/LAN ports
  • Load Balancing automatically selects the best route to the destination according to the load
  • The captive portal provides convenient guest authentication while promoting your business
  • Security features including ARP Inspection, DoS Defense, URL/Keyword Domain Filter and Access Control
  • Professional 4KV lightning protection keeps your investment safe
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Trendnet AC3000 Tri-Band Wireless Gigabit

 

Throughput: 900Mbps
Concurrent Session: 32,000
Overview:
  • Dual-WAN ports support load-balancing and fail-over modes
  • 8 x Gigabit LAN ports, 1 x Console port
  • SSL, IPsec, PPTP, and L2TP w/IPsec VPN support
  • IEEE 802.1Q inter-VLAN routing
  • Three concurrent WiFi bands maximize device networking speeds
  • AC3000 Tri-Band: 1733Mbps (5GHz1) + 867Mbps (5GHz2) + 400Mbps (2.4GHz)
  • Pre-encrypted WiFi
  • Wireless client isolation
  • Web browser and CLI management
  • QoS for VoIP and media streaming applications
  • Advanced web content filtering service powered by Router Limits™
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Linksys LRT214 Business Gigabit VPN Router

 

 
Throughput: 900Mbps
Concurrent Session: 30,000
Overview:
  • Open VPN Server Support
  • Integrated Firewall
  • 802.1q Support
  • Intuitive Web Administrative Interface
  • EasyLink VPN for simple VPN Setup
  • Superior IP Sec Throughput
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