Submit your ideas for new tutorials

Saturday, February 27th, 2010
I would LOVE to hear from those of you who read this blog. Please leave comments for this article expressing your desires for what you'd like to see me include as a tutorial. I can make you no promises that I will be able to write up every idea, but I will try to incorporate some of them. Also, I'd like to hear from you if you've found these tutorials useful. It is often difficult to determine from the traffic logs how useful these tutorials are. If you've found my writings useful, let me know. If you think I should spend my time elsewhere, I'd like to hear that opinion as well. (Well, I really DON'T want to hear it, but you are welcome to tell me if that is your opinion. 🙂 ).

ImageStream CPE device configuration

Saturday, June 28th, 2008
The ImageStream router ( 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…)

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.