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Connect to Cisco console port
 
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Connecting your computer or laptop to a Cisco Console port. The video is basic and explains in simple terms the parts and connections you need to make to establish a console connection with a network device. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 115467 Network Advisor
Difference between Router and Switch
 
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Simple explanation about router and switch differences. Both are used to move computer data, but with two very different functions. Routers are used to connect an outside network (think Internet Service Provider's modem) with a local area network. Whereas a switch is mostly to multiply the network connections with the same local area network. The specifics can certainly be more confusing. Some routers to act like switches. And, some switches can act like routers (VLANs). But, for the purposes of this simple explanation will stick with the basic functions of a router and a dumb switch (layer 2). Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Tumblr http://networkadvisor.tumblr.com Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/ Also now Featured on View.ly/new
Views: 9047 Network Advisor
Fiber Optic Basics for Field Techs
 
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Field technicians and Network Admins must know these basics about fiber optic networking. An Understanding of fiber is increasingly important in a 10 gigabit world. Concepts like Multi-mode vs. Single-mode, transceivers, connector types, and distance capabilities are the basics which will carry you quite a long way. At some point in your IT career you will be faced with the need to work with Fiber Optic networking components. It is an essential item when expanding a local area network to another building. Or, connecting an MDF to an IDF. This primer gives you a quick overview of the modes (multi vs single), the connector types (SC, ST, LC, and MTRJ), and Transceivers. Armed with this basic knowledge, you'll be able to identify components and speak intelligently to other networking professionals about Fiber Optic components. Why is Fiber such a big deal? Because it can carry massive amounts of data (theoretically, Terrabytes per second) over tiny, glass cables. And, over very long distances. Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Tumblr http://networkadvisor.tumblr.com Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/
Views: 6282 Network Advisor
Tracing out Live Network Cables
 
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This clever trick helps you identify un-marked network outlets. A Toner and Tone-probel will not work when a network jack is connected to a live switch port in the server room (switch room). By using a simple batch file running on a laptop, you can create a beaconing effect using the swithes link lights. If you have ever tried to identify an unknown network location by using a toner and probe, you may have experienced the problem of not being able to trace the tone back in the server room (or, whatever you call the room where you keep the patch panels and switches). This is because if the network port is plugged into an active Network Switch port, the tonner stops working. This makes it pretty much impossible to use the toner and probe to identify your network cable. The solution outlined in the video uses a simple DOS batch file running on a laptop to turn the network adapter on/off in a rhthymic fashion. This causes the link on light on the switch (in the server room) to turn on/off in a matching cadence. While the laptop is plugged into your Un-identified network outlet and running the batch file, you need to be in the server room looking at the link lights on the switches. This may take a few minutes, but it's going to work way better than the tonner/probe approach. Now, if you're really fancy and you have access to the Cisco command prompt (assuming you have manageable switches), then you could simply plug in any network device and do a search for the mac address. If you know how to do that, then knock yourself out. This video is just proposing a simple solution for those trying to solve a problem. Often times, as network repair personel, even though we do know how to search for the mac address in the switch, we're usually not given that level of access. You can get a sample batch file from the Network Advisor website in the tools section. Warning though, windows security sees batch files as potentially harmful files, so downloading, editing, saving may be tricky. I suggests turning off the WINDOWS ACCESS CONTROLS while working with the batch file. The following batch file is known to work with Windows 7 and Windows 10. I tried it on XP and it said the parameters were invalid. The batch file looks like this: ------------------------------------------------------------- :begin netsh interface set interface "ethernet 2" admin=disable netsh interface set interface "ethernet 2" admin=enable PING 1.1.1.1 Goto Begin ------------------------------------------------------------------ HELLO!!!! READ THIS ::::: You will need to edit the batch file and replace the network interface name in the "Quotes" to match the network name of the one on your computer. And, in case you're wondering, the PING 1.1.1.1 is just in there to provide a delay. Yes, you can use other methods like TIMEOUT and SLEEP. If you're having trouble with the batch file, try doing some internet searches, there is a wealth of information out there. www.networkadvisor.net ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 28234 Network Advisor
Small Office Networking - Intro to File Sharing (series part 3)
 
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Sharing files accross a local area network is one of the fundamental purposes of a network (beside watching funny cat videos).
Views: 13955 Network Advisor
Installing RJ-31X jacks for alarm
 
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Describes an RJ-31x jack purpose. Why we need it, and how to wire it. These are used in the United States to provide dialtone to alarm panels. The 31x is special in that it is more than just a simple jack. It has a mechanism inside the allow for sharing of the line with the customer's equipment. However, the alarm panel still has priority control over the line. Even if the line is in use, if the alarm panel needs it, it can seize control of the line, disconnect the customer and then use that line to immediately notify the monitoring center. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ DONATIONS APPRECIATED: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 15609 Network Advisor
Lights on a T1 Smart Jack
 
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Shows what the lights on a T-1 smart jack (demark) should look like during normal operation. Also, shows what the lights will do when the circuit is broken. There are 6 LED's on the Adtran smart jack in this video. In normal operation the top two are green and LED #4 & 5 should be yellow (or green). If you see any colored light in the "Alarm" LED (3rd LED from top), that's not good The T-1 Smart Jack is the phone company's equipment. It is also known a s the "Demark" or "Demac". This is the point at which the phone company is delineating their wiring infrastructure is ending and yours is beginning. Many people mistakenly think the smart jack is some type of necessary converter. The reality is, the T-1 will function just fine even if you were to wire around the smart jack. The smart jack functions as a diagnostic tool for the phone company. The can use it for testing by communicating with the smart jack to do things such as LoopBack. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 7468 Network Advisor
Basic Network Troubleshooting: Cable Tester
 
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A quick and simple explanation of what a basic network cable tester is and how to use it. Understanding how to performa a simple network cable test is essential to any network administrator. And, the tool is a must-have addition to your kit. The basic network tester is a must-have tool for any network administrator. THe value to expense ratio makes it a huge bargain. Using a basic network tester the user can determine if the network cabling is faulty. This saves the cost of having a cabling technician come to your business location only to tell you there is nothing wrong with the cable. Using the tester, you can rule-out cabling issues if the test proves good. The basic tester is not a "cable certifier". Cabling Certifiers are expense pieces of equipment designed to test the fitness of the cable for speed, through-put, and resistance to noise. All the basic network tester is doing is sending small electric currents down the cable to validate that the connectivity is sound all the way through. And, that the wires have been terminated in the appropriate spots on the jack and patch panel. With this tool, we can identify: cut cables, mis-wiring, reversed pairs, 568a/568b cross-overs, and damaged pairs. Generally speaking, your cabling infrastructure does not go bad on its own. Usually, the cable has to be exposed to stress, truama, or moisture for it to fail. Common causes of damange frequently seen are cables in wareshouse where inventory inpinges on exposed cabling, water dripping on wall jacks, or chaffing of loose cabling that eventually wears through the cable jacket. The old saying about rats chewing on the cables in the ceiling is a myth. In 20+ years of field service, I have never witnessed any animal chewing on cabling. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 14898 Network Advisor
Network Two Buildings with Fiber Optic Cable
 
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Need to extend your network to another building? Using Fiber Optic cabling is a simple and reasonably-priced method for extending the Local Area Network to another building. And, it's a task is something that an intermediately experience IT professional should be able to handle. Using Fiber Optic components is the most reliable way for those who want to extend my network into another building on property. Especially when those two structures are too far for copper Ethernet cabling (the limit is 100 meters or 330 feet). Many considerations and careful planning need to be done ahead of time. One of the biggest hurdles is getting the cable across the outdoor span either by underground (conduit) or via aerial cable. Each method has pros and cons. I would say the aerial method is slightly less labor intensive than going the underground method. Depending on the length, digging an underground trench can a very big job. But, does come with the benefit of being more protected from nature elements. Also, special thanks to t Datacom's Cables.com for the configurator shared in the video - excellent place to get custom cables made. Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Tumblr http://networkadvisor.tumblr.com Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/
Views: 28801 Network Advisor
Small Office Networking - Intro (series part 1)
 
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First in a series of videos that covers the task of creating a small office network. The series will cover: 1. Basic network connectivity an hardware 2. File sharing 3. adding a shared printer 4. WiFi access The goal is to take a potentially complex task and break it into simple chapters. The target audience of this videos (and the series to follow) is non-technical people who need to build a computer network quickly without all the technical details and theory. You might think of this as a "networking for dummies". But, that certainly doesn't imply there is anything dumb about people who are trying to find a way to do things themselves! If you are watching this because you find network and telecommunications interesting, you might be wondering if this field could be a career for you. If so, you might be very interested in my other channel where I have started a series for people considering becoming network and telecom professionals https://youtu.be/Rt3TBqChhFM Before you rush out and buy the Netgear switches, the Linksys routers, etc, take a some time to watch this video and othrers like it to understand the parts and techniques that make up a small office network. This will prevent you from over-spending or buy equipment you don't need. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 435918 Network Advisor
Cradlepoint  4G Routers
 
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a quick review of Cradlepoint 4g/3g routers. These cellular routers are becoming quite popular for small retail locations, branch offices and seasonal pop-up sites. They offer extreme simplicity, portability and rapid deployment. They can be run in 3 modes: Internal SIM chip, external USB modem (Novatel or Sierra wireless), or via "Wi-Pipe". Wi-Pipe is Cradlepoint's trademark system of taking a wifi signal outside the router and using that as the WAN connection. The wifi can be either provided by another access point or a cellular hotspot. ::: How to get these::: The 1200 or 1400 models are here: https://amzn.to/2NR6Wg7 The current version of the small one in the video is here https://amzn.to/2NScGGq Find us on other media outlets - Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Tumblr http://networkadvisor.tumblr.com Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/ Also now Featured on View.ly/new
Views: 4664 Network Advisor
Comcast Business Modem lights flashing (Cisco)
 
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all the lights are flashing but we can't get online. This 1 minute video helps explain what's going on. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 146174 Network Advisor
Cat5e cable crimping
 
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Simple step-by-step on how to crimp a Network plug on the end of a Cat5e cable. The connector, also known as RJ-45 or 8P8C is a plastic 8-pin retangle box that has a space in the back for the wires to enter. During the crimping process, the wires become bonded to the gold pins which then make contact with gold pins in the network jack, network adapter, or network port on a switch (router). ***Every detail is shown close-up*** Seeing things in detail is crucial for this process. The RJ-45 crimp-on end is used to create a plug-able termination point on an Ethernet cable - either Cat5e or Cat6. This is something that is frequently done by telecom field technicians when a short cable is needed. in this demonstration, the wiring is 568B. There is another style known as 568A. Either is fine so long as the same style is used on both ends. Generally, Rj-45 (8P8C) crimp-on ends are not used to terminate permanent horizontal network infrastructure. In professional installations, terminations of horizontal cabling should be done on a patch panel. However, for small, or one-off situations, running a cable from the switch or router to the workstation and then crimping both ends with modular RJ-45s will still work fine. Steps: ------------------ 1. strip back the cable jacket 2 inches. 2. organize the wires into the wiring pattern (listed below) 3. trim off excess cable so that just less than 1/2 inch of wiring extends beyond the cable jacket. 4. carefully insert into the back of the 8P8C connector. Being careful not to let the wires get out of order. 5. Use the crimp tool to mash-down the 8 gold pins and plastic retaining clip onto the calbe. 6. Test cable for proper wiring and continuity using a Cable Tester. Wiring pattern for the a normal Ethernet cable terminated in a RJ-45 plug would be: (as seen from top with gold pins facing up and away from you) 1. White/Orange 2. Orange 3. White/Green 4. Blue 5. White Blue 6. Green 7. White/Brown 8. Brown Interested in the Crimp tool and Linemans' scissors shown in this video? See them listed here on my website in the "Telecom Tools" section. www.networkadvisor.net ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 10821 Network Advisor
Basic Cisco Router commands
 
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Video on connecting the console cable is here: https://youtu.be/Z2-QHMQPqAU a simple video aimed at beginners, entry-level network techs, or network admins who are unfamiliar with the Cisco Command Line Interface (CLI). This short video will help you get access and at least give you some knowledge so that when you have to work with Cisco support, you will seem as though this is not your first time. The basic command covered in this video are: Enable Show Running Config Setup Config Terminal Write In this demonstration, I use Putty.exe as the program to setup the communications with the Cisco router. Putty.exe is free - just look for it. You can use Hyper Terminal if you have XP, but Hyper Terminal was taken out of future windows releases. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 129466 Network Advisor
Small Office Networking - Configure router (Series Part 2A)
 
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configuring the router. This is part 2a in a Small Office Networking video series. If you missed the previous video it is located here= https://youtu.be/gUbDd3oD598 There are 3 major areas of functionality your router must have in order to get basic network connectivity. 1. Internet or WAN (Wide Area Network) 2. DHCP server 3. DNS The Internet or WAN - this is the router's connection to the Internet. This is not necessarily your PC's connection to the internet. We have to treat these as two separate things. A DHCP sever is a service on your router that distributes IP addresses to network devices as they come on to the network.(although in larger networks this job can be done by a server computer). DNS - "Domain Name Service". Another service performed by the router that allows your computer to convert website names to IP addresses. See more network/telecom information at our website www.networkadvisor.net ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 69103 Network Advisor
Basic Network troubleshooting:  Using Command Prompt
 
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Basic instructions on how to use the windows CMD prompt to troubleshoot fundamental network connection issues. The video is presented in a sort of a Network for Dummies format. The goal is to help office manager, business owners, or just average users identify, isolate, and even fix Internet problems. Using the command prompt (aka: DOS prompt), users can type the ipconfig utility to get information about the status of their network connection, IP address, and Gateway (router) address. Additionally, the PING command can help with identifying where the connection break down is occurring. This is especially helpful in isolating whether the problem is inside the local network or the outage is on the provider's side. For instance, using the instructions in this video, you may determine that your can ping your router, but you cannot ping some IP address out on the Internet (i.e. Google 8.8.8.8), then it may mean nothing is wrong with your local network, but there's simply a problem withe ISP (Internet service provider). Network tools and resources can be found at www.networkadvisor.net ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 25583 Network Advisor
Connect Cat6 cable to jack
 
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easy procedure to punch the Category 6 network cable on to a Jack. If you are installing an Ethernet network in an office or home, you will need to "terminate" each network wire at the user end with a Category 6 network jack. Tools needed: - Snips (Electrician's Scissors) - 110 punch down tool Steps: 1. score the Cable jacket to create a perforation 2. Break-off the portion of the cable jacket to expose wires inside. 3. use snips (scissors) to make a small notch in the cable jack. 4. pull back the rip cord to remove more jacket. 5. cut off excess cable jacket 6. untwist individual wires (sets of colored wires) 7. push the pairs of wires into groove according to the key map (Blue, Orange, Green, Brown). 8. Choose either A or B style for wire termination (if in doubt, choose B) 9. Use either the plastic insert tool or a Punch-down tool to fully insert the wires into the metal teeth within the jack. 10. removes excess wires. 11. install dust caps on jack. Follow us on our other channels --------------------------------------------------------------- Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 3327 Network Advisor
Who or What is on your network?
 
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Is your neighbor free-loading on your open Wifi? Having IP address conflicts? Using a tool called "Angry IP Scanner" you can see all the devices on your network. It is a simple and yet very effective tool to quickly get an overview of all the devices on your network. Best part is Angry IP is free. You can get it at angryip.org ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 2630 Network Advisor
Red light flashing on Motorola SB6141 cable modem
 
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The Motorola sb6141 is often used by Bright House networks for basic Internet service. There is the red flashing light on the front which intuitively would indicate some type of trouble. In reality, it just indicated the modems Ethernet port is connected to a 10/100 speed switch port. And, nothing is necessarily wrong. On the other hand, if it was connected to a 1gig switch port, the light flashes blue. I think this was a poor design choice. Instead of red, maybe they should have chosen amber (which is what all the other network manufacturers use to indicate non-gigabit speeds) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 67804 Network Advisor
Basic Network Troubleshooting: Link Lights
 
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This video is designed for the beginner in networking. Spoken in plain, non-technical terms to help novices solve network connection problems. Many Network issues can be solved by basic troubleshooting techniques. This video focuses on the use of LINK LIGHTS (or Link LED) to help identify the most basic level of connectivity between computers, switches and routers. But, brought to you in a kind of Network 101 format. The Link Lights are tiny LEDs that are on network equipment. Small office or corporate enterprise - almost all networking equipment has Link indicators. They give an indication of a basic network connection. Depending on the variation, they can also give you information about speed and activity of the network ports. The absence of healthy link lights is an indication of cable problems, bad ethernet cables, or some configuration problem. There is no point in going to IP settings to find your trouble if basic link connectivity has not been established. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 21308 Network Advisor
Extend Network with Powerline Adapters
 
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need an easy way to extend your wired network to a room with no network connections? There are devices called Powerline Network Adapters that let you do this very easily! They are relatively affordable and easy to install. And, usually sold in pairs. No tools needed and you don't need to be a technical expert. For most non-technical people, they could be installed in less than 20 mins. There really isn't much to it. Here are the basic steps: 1. Plug one adapter into a wall outlet near your router or switch (device that house network outlets on it). 2. Connect an ethernet cord from the router (or switch) to the adapter. 3. Go to the room where you wish to extend the network. Plug in second adapter. 4. plug ethernet cord from adaptor to the device you want to connect (laptop, xbox, ps4, etc) You can get these on Amazon here: https://amzn.to/2JD9Wyg ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 4548 Network Advisor
Small Office Networking - Shared Folders (series part 3a)
 
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File sharing on a Windows network using traditional shared folders. This method is simple and does not use a formal server. No Active directory or Domains. The purpose of this video (and the entire series) is to give non-technical people the ability to quickly set up local area network While more sophisticated networks use Active ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 21671 Network Advisor
Tour of Corp Network Racks
 
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four minute tour of the network racks in a large corporate headquarters. I was visiting a location that had a fairly decent sized set of network racks. I had the IT woman give me a quick tour. This is a very typical setup for a most corporate environments where there are between 500-1000 users at the location.
Views: 3028 Network Advisor
Network Technician Tool Bag
 
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A veteran network tech reviews the contents of his tool bag and briefly explains why each tool is needed. Here's a quick list of what's in his bag: - Lineman Scissors (aka: Snips) - 110 and 66 Punch down tool - Lineman's test set (aka: Butt set or test phone) - Needle-nose pliers - Standard mechanic's pliers - large-guage elecrican's pliers/cutter - Toner with RJ-45 and Rj-11 couplers - Tone probe - RJ-45 and Rj-11 crimper - Wide area LED flashlight - Candescent Mag light (flash light) - Head-mounted LED lamp - Key-hole saw (small dry-wall saw) - Cable continuity tester - Small Rachet and socket setup (up to 7/16") - small adjustable wrench. - small tackle box with miscellaneous supplies - inspection mirror - reversible shaft screwdriver - small screw driver (phillips and flat) - cell phone charger - ipad charger - stylus (for iPad) - Cisco Console cable These tools are listed in greater detail on our website "Telecom Tools" page http://www.networkadvisor.net/networking-how-to/technician-hand-tools/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Why are Network wires twisted?
 
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Why are the wires inside a cat6 (or cat5e) cable twisted? The purpose is to resist radio frequency or electromotive force interference from outside the cable. Moreover, within the same cable the individual pairs are twisted at different rates (rate of pitch). This helps prevent cross-talk, or interference, from one pair set to the other. Since each pair in a 1GB network is carrying different messages (variations in voltages which represent zeros and ones), we don't want the voltage action on pair to bleed into the parallel pairs in the same cable. This twisted wire is why we also refer to network cable as UTP or STP - Un-shielded Twisted Pair and Shielded Twisted Pair. These are categorized into: Cat 1 (old fashioned "drop" or "quad" wire), Cat3 - suitable for voice, pbx or 10mbp networks Cat4 - (this category didn't last long) Cat5 - Voice or 100 Mpbs networks Cat5e - Voice or 1 gig networks Cat6 - 1 gig networks (or 10gig over short distances) Cat7 Follow us on our other channels --------------------------------------------------------------- Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 1206 Network Advisor
Basic Network Troubleshooting   Windows Network Adapters
 
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This simple video series is for beginners, Do-it-yourself types, office managers, and small business owners that want to be sure they have checked the basic network functions before calling in the expensive I.T. Vendor. If you're having instances of the Internet browsers is not working. Or, you can't print. Or, you can't access the file server. Then this video (and others in the series "Basic Network Troubleshooting" will help you find your problem. In this video we focus on Windows Network Adapters which are the software which controls the physical network connections on our computers. Knowing some basic things to look-for, can help you troubleshoot, isolate and even solve network connection issues. Rest assured, this has nothing to do with programming. This stuff is pretty basic, but can really help you save time by telling where to look for the problem. In Windows XP, WIndows 7, or Windows 10. 1. Find the "Controle Panel: 2. Select Network 3. Look for Adapters, or Apdapter settings Once in this area, you can enable or disable network adapters as needed for troubleshooting steps. Also, you can check the IPv4 settings to see if your network adapters are set for DHCP (obtain IP address automatically) or Static IP address. Moreover, you can simply double-click anyone of the ethernet adapter icons to get a status on the Tx/Rx traffic. If the Sent/Received counters don't go up every 5-7 seconds then it means something is not 100% about your connection. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 5565 Network Advisor
Is it worth upgrading your Network switch?
 
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a comparison of high-end and low end network switches to see if paying the bigger bucks gets your speed. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 7824 Network Advisor
Wiring an Office Network
 
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This 15 min video walks you through the basic step you need to do to install the wiring, the jacks, and the patch panel for a small office Ethernet Network.. It is explained in plain, non-technical language so that any lay-person could grasp the ideas and techniques. Near the end, testing is also explained. Testing is important so you don't get frustrated when connecting computers. You need to know your cable is tested and that it is not the cause of any problems. Here's a summary of what happens in this video: 1. explanation of the cable runs from the central location to the data outlet locations. 2. the installation of the wall jacks 3. the termination of the cables to the patch panel 4. wire management and mounting of patch panel 5. Testing of cables for correct numbering and validation of connectivity. Materials you will need: ------------------------------------------- Categorie 5e or 6 UTP (Unshielded twisted pari) cable RJ-45 modular inserts (aka data jacks) Wall plates with RJ-45 hole 12, 14, or 48 port patch panel Network cabinet or 19" wall bracket (for panel) Caddy-clip drywall mud rings. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Running Cable in Raised Floor
 
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Running cable in a data center / Raised-floor environment. There is more than one way to do it. This is just one. This short video show Cat5e cable being pulled under a raised-floor to connect a server to a switch. The tech in the video is using fiberglass rods that sequentially screw together to span long distances (12-18 feet). Data centers typically use raised-floor platforms to keep wiring out of the way. However, the other method is to use over-head wire trays. Both are fine. One disadvantage of raised floor data centers is they can get quite disorganized over time unless strict adherence to neatness and pathways are used. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ DONATIONS APPRECIATED: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 3643 Network Advisor
Telephone color code
 
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This is a simple primer on understanding the color code used to sequence the wiring connections used in the Telecom industry. The Telephone color code is used to sequence the hundreds (and thousands of wires) that are often contained inside one large cable. This video demonstrates the basics with a 25-pair cable. The 25-pair cable contains the essential first 25 colors that repeatable for 50,100,300,500 pair cables. Once you understand the color code for the first 25 pairs, the sequence just repeats. Even though this color code is very old, it still appears in modern Telephone cabling, Cat5 and Cat6 wiring (just the first 4 pairs). Anyone who is seeking to enter the Telecommunications field should understand the Telephone color code. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 109535 Network Advisor
Connect  25 pair Cable on 66 block.
 
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Terminating a 25 pair Telephone Cable on to a 66 punch down block - Short and Simple. video with the beginner in mind.. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
Views: 8891 Network Advisor
Free Cisco Virtual Lab
 
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The Cisco Packet Tracer is a free, virtualized lab environment. You can create limitless combinations of network topologies without the need to spend huge amounts of money on hardware. Not to mention the space you need to house it all! For anyone considering learning more about networking or a Cisco professional career path, this is a great place to start because it's free to download and use. However, you must enroll in the Cisco Networking Academy (which is free). Take your Cisco lab with you on the road, on vacation, practice in your car, in the hotel. You don't even need an Internet connection to use it! Another cool aspect is that you can save lab setups as files. So, unlike your physical lab, you don't need to tear down and reconfig the lab topology every time you want to work on a new configuration. Follow us on our other channels --------------------------------------------------------------- Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Tumblr http://networkadvisor.tumblr.com Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Cisco Aironet 1520 LED Lights
 
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See what the LEDs do during boot-up and what a properly functioning Unit's LED's should look like (all 4 will be green ). This short, 3 min video shows the LED sequence and behavior from power up to full boot-up. Caution: limit your close proxity (less than 6 ft) to the unit while the RF 1 or RF 2 LEDs are on. This means the Radios are transmitting and therefore emitting RF Radiation. ( This is not an opinion, I'm just passing on what I saw in the Cisco Paperwork) There is also a blog entry I wrote about troubleshooting a Cisco Aironet 1520 here: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/2016/02/troubleshooting-cisco-aironet-1520.html ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Connect to Cisco router over network
 
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Connect to your Cisco device (router or switch) over the network so you can manage it without having to be tethered by the baby blue console cable. A few simple commands are needed to enable this feature. When installing a network, it will make it so much easier to concentrate if you can sit at a desk in an office instead of in the noisy computer room because you have to use the 2 meter console cable. Network installation pro aim to setup a TCP/IP connection to all their routers, switches, and access points as soon a possible because it is way more efficient that standing next to the device every time you want to make a config change. First you will need to establish a Console connection to the Cisco device first (we'll be running a few commands from there). If you're still not that far, see this video: https://youtu.be/Z2-QHMQPqAU Once we're connected via the Console cable, we'll be issuing a few commands: Setting the VLAN1 ip address 1. Enable 2. config t 3. int vlan1 4. ip address xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx. 255.255.xxx.xxx (the X's represent information specific to your network) 5. end Enable network access 6. config t 7. line vty 0 4 8. login 9. password ******** 10. end 11. write mem You should now be able to telnet (using putty.exe) to access the router or switch device via the network. Network Avdisor's Media Channels --------------------------------------------------------------- Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Convert DSL modem to switch
 
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Have an old DSL router? Want to turn it into a network switch? Most DSL routers (modems) now come with a 4-port switch built-in. However, you don't want to put that DSL router on your network if you have another router already in place. Why? because the old DSL router is most likely setup as a DHCP server. Having two non-coordinated DHCP servers on your network with really mess things up. In this video, I show how easily and quickly you can re-configure the DSL (or sometimes and old cable mode) into a 4-port switch. In the video I am demonstrating on a Century Link DSL modem/router. However, the concept is the same for any router. You basically need to shut off the DHCP function. Also, it may have wifi enabled. You can choose to leave that on or not. Either way will not hurt your network. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Basic Network Troubleshooting:  using Phone apps
 
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Using simple (and free) phone app tools that help you determine the status of connected devices. Often times it is hard to figure out what the IP address is of an appliance one your network when it is set to get an IP address via DHCP. The app demonstrated in this video show you the manufacturer, the mac address and the IP address. This makes it much easier to find the TCP/IP address of the device in question. This tool (as demonstrated), as well as many other like it are abundantly available on the Google Play Store. Many of them for free! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Temporary Network Server Rack
 
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a quick and simple way to stand-up a Network and server rack when you don't have the time (or the ability) to mount a backboard, drill holes into the floor for the Network post. And, it's perhaps quite a bit less expense than a full 7ft, four post network cabinet. Personally, I found myself in a situation where I am living in a location temporarily and cannot drill holes in the floor. Nor, can I mount equipment (backboards or racks) to the walls. However, I did need a place to setup my Cisco switches and routers. As well as my PBX and VoIP lab. Basically, the Wire bread-rack shelving does an excellent job at providing strong support for my equipment was well as easy access from both back/front. The movable shelving also give lots of flexibility to adjust as needed even after the system has been setup. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Ferrite Noise Choke
 
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The small Black ceramic cylinder that comes with your Voice over IP phone is a Ferrite noise core. It clamps on to the network cable that feeds from the phone to another PC. Sometimes referred to as a "noice choke" While it is not required to make the VoIP phone function, it is a recommended practice to install it if it's available.. This prevents noise generated on the PC (or laptop) from inducing interference in the audio on the phone. VoIP phones are not the only application of these. These are used frequently where equipment that is sensitive to EMI (electro-magnetic interference). ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Simple PING commands
 
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Easy to follow examples to use PING to test your network connections to the internet, DNS, and your local area network. The PING command is a software tool. It is inherently part of the Windows Operating system. It is accessed by opening the Command prompt in Windows (aka; CMD or DOS window). Once inside the CMD prompt window, you can isssue the PING command in association with domain names, Internet IP addresses, or even local area network addresses. While the use of PING is a "networking 101" type of concept, even the most advanced Networking professionals use it on a regular basis.
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Accel Maestro 4G Modem
 
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Brief tour of an Accel Network's Maestro. This is a cellular modem and high-gain antennae used as a backup broadband connection for a retail store. The use of 4G connections (LTE) as WAN failovers is becoming quite common. Partly, due to the fact that cellular networks have become so robust in the past 10 years. In fact, some locations will fore-go the hard wire WAN circuits and just use a 4G modem alone! It's quite possible that in the near future 4G (or even 5G) wireless connections would be a sound broadband alternative to cable, T-1, or DSL. The most common providers of the service are AT&T and Verizon. Sprint and T-mobile are not used that much because their service foot print often will not penetrate buildings well enough to provide a consistent high-speed connection. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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Adtran 900e Ports and Lights
 
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A quick tour of the Adtran 900e "Total Access" multi-service router. This short video shows you the front & Back with the various LEDs and connectors on the back. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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STOP Privacy Invasion!
 
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increase privacy and cut-down on the information you give away by making two easy changes to your computer. 1. install a privacy browser 2. set your home page to a private search engine. Chrome, Firefox, Edge browsers all keep track of your movements on the internet. As you go about your daily tasks, other entities on the internet are placing tracking mechanisms into your internet browser (also known as "cookies"). Using a privacy browser like Epic Browser suppresses those tracking tools. You can download the Epic browser from www.epicbrowser.com The next step is change your default search engine (the startup page from which you type in things to find). By setting the specific startup page to https://www.startpage.com, you are conducting Internet searches without your history or demographics being tracked. So, bottom line, using a privacy browse and a private search engine will dramatically increase your privacy by suppressing trackers and not storing information about your search history. Follow us on our other channels --------------------------------------------------------------- Youtube https://youtube.com/diytelecom Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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What is a virtual machine
 
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Desktop virtualization ( virtual machine) is the method of having a second operating system running inside your computer as a software program. Imagine you are running Windows7, but in another software window on your desktop you can also run a copy fo Win XP or Ubuntu. That's what virtualization does. This is not the same a "Dual boot" configuration - this allows for simultaneous running of two operating systems. In this video I use a program called VMWare Player. VMWare is the leader in the virtulization space but there are several other players too - Citrix, Mokafive, Virtual Box, and Zen. If you are new to this, I recommend you get VMWare Player. It's a free download from the VMWare website (But you have to register). ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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Running Cable through walls
 
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If you are embarking on a Network wiring project this video shows how wires are put inside the walls. Showing you how to go from the ceiling down to the wall plate (or jack). This focuses Cat5 and Cat6 Ethernet cable, phone wires, or coaxial. This is not for Electrical wiring. While not a comprehensive tutorial, it does give you some basic ideas on where to begin and the tools you should have. The video shows you how to use a "fish tape", "Fiberglass wire running kit", and keyhole saw. It also show you how to cut the hole and install a special mud ring called a "Caddy clip". ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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Hotel TV as 2nd Monitor
 
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Simple process to make use of the hotel HD flatscreen TV as a second, extended monitor. When traveling for work or leisure, there are definitely times when it is easier to work when you have more pixel realestate. There are connections on the back of the Hotel TVs that allow a connection for SVGA or HDMI. The real trick is finding out how to get past the locked-down remote controls to access the place where you select the input device (HDMI or RBG PC). Visit or follow me on other media channels: Youtube https://youtube.com/networkadvisor Twitter https://twitter.com/DIYTelecom Instagram https://www.instagram.com/oneconnexions Pinterest https://www.pinterest.com/nvisor Blogger: http://uplinktech.blogspot.com/ Website http://www.networkadvisor.net/ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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connecting Cat5e cable to jack
 
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A quick, informal video on how to install a cat5e jack. It shows connecting the end of a category 5e cable on to a modular 8P8C (RJ-45) jack. You will need a 110-punch tool and lineman scissors to perform this action. This video tutorial / demo is done with an older style Ortronics jack. be aware that Cat5e jacks come in varying sizes and shapes. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ DONATIONS APPRECIATED: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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The Useful PING Command
 
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This is a easy network command that just about any moderately technical person should be aware of. The Ping command can give tell you if your computer is even connected to the network. Or, if you are connected, can help tell you if the Internet at your location is working. The ping command tells you via a "Reply" or a "Request Time-out" reponse to tell you if some network resource is reachable. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ DONATIONS APPRECIATED: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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what do the lights on Adtran Netvanta Router mean?
 
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here's a quick (and simple) description of the lights you will find on the front of your Adtran Netvanta CSU/DSU router. This video can help you determine if: A. everything is functioning properly B. If the WAN (Wide Area Network) is having trouble C. If the LAN (Local Area Network) is having trouble. This can save you time and money by helping you decide what to look at next. If the WAN is showing red lights but the LAN is looking ok, then focus on the T-1 provider. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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Krone termination blocks
 
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Krone punch-down blocks are used as RJ-21X in some Verizon area. In this video I show a close-up of a Krone termination block and the special tool required to terminate jumper wire on them. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion -----------------------------------------------------------------------
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Lights on Comtrend DSL router
 
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this shows what the lights on an operational Comtrend DSL router/modem/switch. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- CONTRIBUTIONS to support Network Advisor: https://donorbox.org/network-advisor-expansion ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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