Archive for June, 2008

ImageStream CPE device configuration

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
The ImageStream router (http://www.imagestream.com) is a Linux based router that offers all the flexibility of any other Linux system with the added advantage of ImageStream's special driver component architecture and management interface called "Inetics".  I won't go into the details of the Inetics platform (that'll be another article some day), but it should be sufficient to say that it is a trememdous feature in ImageStream's router platforms. This article will detail the steps needed to successfully configure an ImageStream router as a replacement for a consumer grade CPE device such as a Linksys, Dlink or even the higher end Cisco Pix.  This article will deal only with the configuration of a router with ethernet ports.  We will see all the steps needed to get the customer online and functional.  Items such as VPN and firewall will also be covered at a later time. (more…)

ICNO Training in Denver, CO

Tuesday, June 24th, 2008
ImageStream hired me to run their ICNO training event in Denver.  Here are a few pictures.  Move your mouse over the pics to see a short description of each image.

How to configure a Mikrotik Router to replace CPE router

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
This is my first post about the Mikrotik Product.  I will be putting up several examples in the coming weeks and months, so if you don't see what you are looking for, be sure to contact me directly.  Leaving a comment is fine, but not likely to be "answered" unless it is a clarification for the specific article. This article is intended to be a short guide to help you configure a Mikrotik router to behave in a way that is similar to a soho router with a wireless connection upstream.  This configuration is perfect for a WISP that is using devices like the RouterBoard 411 (priced at about $59), along with a CM9 or similar radio (about $40), associated power supply, outdoor enclosure/antenna, etc.  The total cost of a flexible device like this is about $150-160, including everything needed to install at a customer's house or business. (more…)

Welcome to my blog!

Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
This blog will contain several tutorials and thoughts about various networking devices and technologies. Part of the intent here is to share some how-tos using various products. Since I am most familiar with the ImageStream and Mikrotik products, you will find many of my tutorials revolve around these products. Also, I will be posting various general networking tutorials. If you can think of a specific tutorial you'd like to see written up, by all means, please let me know by email or by phone. My main consulting website is here.