Breaking a Trace Route in Cisco Routers and Switches

This is a pretty useful piece of information that will make your network troubleshooting go quicker. I find it kind of hard to remember as it breaks with convention. You can’t use CTRL+Break, or any other normal ways to break a trace, ping or whatever in windows (CTRL+Z, CTRL+ESC, CTRL+C). How to Break a Trace […]

Adding ShoreTel Option 156 to Old Cisco Routers

Found this in my book of notes today. Thought I’d pass this along. There’s a lot of old Cisco Routers out there that configured as DHCP servers on small networks with ShoreTel phones on them. Here’s how to set them up to auto-configure your phones. I’m assuming the router’s DHCP pool has already been set up. […]

DSL vs. Cable Internet, What's the Difference?

This is something that I’ve been asked a lot recently. A lot of people don’t really understand what the differences between the two most common broadband internet types are. So as someone who has worked for not one, but two internet service providers I feel qualified to break it down for people. If you’re looking […]