Category Archives: LAN Routing

The EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) metric

EIGRP (Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) is a network protocol that lets routers exchange information more efficiently than was the case with older routing protocols. EIGRP which is a proprietary protocol evolved from IGRP (Interior Gateway Routing Protocol) and routers … Continue reading

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Could ants power Web3.0 to new heights? OSPF v’s ANTS

One of our engineers having recently completed their latest M.Eng block on the subject of “Natural and Artificial Intelligence“, became aware of advances made in the recent decade towards a new paradigm of network traffic engineering that was being researched. This new … Continue reading

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Layer 3 interfaces on Cisco Catalyst switches

Cisco Catalyst multilayer switches support three different types of Layer 3 interfaces: Routed Port – A pure Layer 3 interface similar to a routed port on a Cisco IOS router. Switch Virtual Interface (SVI) – A virtual VLAN interface for … Continue reading

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Network Design for a Small Business

The image below represents a basic network plan for a small company.  The goal of this post is to use this image to help describe basic concepts of networks and how they are typically constructed as well as why they … Continue reading

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LAN Routing Primer

Networks are constantly evolving, and in the past few years a number of trends have become apparent. First of all, the Internet Protocol (IP) has become the Layer 3 protocol of choice for modern networks, with other Layer 3 protocols … Continue reading

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