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So ive have been trying for some days at this.
Cannot seem to get the ASA vpn to connect to the CityCampus router vpn.
I set up the router side of the vpn already.
I got the firewall to allow access to the server, though not sure in the right way.
The LAN below the main router works fine dhcp, voice, trunks etc. But i just cant get these firewall vpn configs down.
Not very good with firewalls, and the guides i find seem to not match up with the one in packet tracer.

Here is a link to the pkt FILE

Would appreciate it if anyone could help me set up that vpn please!
Any feedback appreciated!

Posted byCCENT, A+3 hours ago

EDIT: Sorry for the typo in the title.

EDIT 2: Trimmed down my post.

Hello, I'm 18-years-old and just graduated high school. I have also recently landed a job at a NOC as a tier 1 tech with no job experience. I have some certifications under my belt already, such as the A+, TestOut PC Pro, and the Windows OS and Networking Fundamentals MTAs.

For study materials, I used:

  • NetAcad
  • Boson Exams
  • Odom's Book
  • My Cisco instructors
  • This subrreddit

NetAcad's material was easy to read through and had decent labs and Packet Tracers. However, using it alone was not sufficient enough. I used Boson Exams to fill in the gaps of my knowledge, and I also occasionally referenced Odom's book. Boson Exams were considerably more difficult than the actual exam itself, but it was still incredibly helpful. This subreddit was also fantastic in helping me decide what study materials to use, and what to expect on the certification exam.

The exam itself actually felt easier than taking the A+ (though I didn't put as much effort into the A+). The questions were mostly straightforward and relied less on vaguelly worded questions than what you would expect on, say, a CompTIA exam. Be sure to know your show commands and have a strong grasp of networking fundamentals, LAN switching fundamentals, and routing fundamentals since those are the bulk of the exam.

Thanks, again, for being a great community for networking novices. This is my first post here and I hope to participate more.


First try. Using the Cybersecurity Scholarship study items.


I was killing some time with an online practice test during lunch. Here is the link if anyone is interested.

It said I got the following question wrong and I don't think I did.

"What is the final determining method of breaking a tie during STP operation?"

A. Lower Cost

B. Lower priority

C. Lower Upstream BID

D. Lower port ID

I picked D for port ID. The test says the answer is C for BID. From Googling and checking the ODOM book I find a lot of confirmation that the port ID is the absolute final determining factor when all other things are equal.

Am I missing something here?



I am requiring some help understanding PAT further, I understand how PAT works and have looked at numerous configuration tutorials etc.

But... What if we want to create static PAT (port forward) entries for things such as RDP access? (yes we should use VPN's but lets not start)

Also in a real world environment is it primarily PAT that is used? If not when/why would we use Dynamic/Static?

I have done some Googling for Static PAT & Port forwarding and for some reason I keep coming across tutorials articles for ASA's?

Can you only do static PAT/port forward on ASA's? If so why not routers?

Despite being CCENT, I am still trying to fully get my head round NAT fully...

Thank you so much!


When studying QoS trust boundary, I've read "The QoS Trust Boundary lies between the ingress interface of the device that will trust the QoS Markings and the egress interface of the device marking the traffic."

What devices are they referring to that will trust the QoS markings? Are they just any device that doesn't classify/mark traffic?


Do all paths offer similar salary possibilities? Or does it even affect what type of employment you can have? E.g. are security guys less likely to get a temp/contract role?


Is network segmentation the same as subnetting?

is there a difference between a subnet and segment?

If I am understanding correctly they both involve breaking a network down into smaller pieces.

Posted byA+, Net+, Server+, MCP1 day ago

Not sure if this is against the rules. I bought too much gear for CCENT and CCNA, scaling down a bit and selling the extra stuff. If anyone is looking PM me for the ebay link.

Mini Stack Rack (12u)

Cisco 1841 V07 Router x2

Cisco Catalyst 3560-48TS - switch



Hello , I'm trying to configure a DHCP server with 2 lab , I was able to configure it in the first lab with one Lan so the DHCP server give each host in the different VLAN an IP address from his pool, now I'm trying to do the same thing with the other Lan, but I still finding trouble with that so if anyone can guide me here I would appreciate that.

Ps: The DHCP in the Lan on the left is working , i'm trying with the right side with the same dhcp server.


First try. Only used Odom's, Packet Tracer and the Lite Sim Simulations that came with the book. Studied for 3 weeks with break weekends. No networking background. I even finished after just one hour !

Test breakdown:

Network Fundamentals - 83% LAN Switching Fundamentals - 50% Routing Fundamentals - 100% Infrastructure Services - 89% Infrastructure Maintenance - 38%

Next to ICND2 !


Hi all,

Just wanted to know the general steps taken for host a to communicate with host b step by step please.

Topology: Host A - Switch 1 - Router A - Router B - Switch 2 - Host B

Also how will Host A learn the default gateway?



Hi I’ve been trying to study for my CCENT/CCNA but keep running into issues staying motivated while I work so much. I have a very demanding job which I would like to leave (why I want to get certified and hopefully move into a new field) but I often work 12 hour days, most days of the week, and switch between first shift and second every 2 weeks.

I would just like some ideas or tips to try and stay motivated to study while working such an insane schedule. Thanks!


Hello all,

Passed yesterday, been lurking here for basically the entirety of my CCNA studies, which has been about two years. Most of the content was new material for me and I kinda slow-rolled it doing most of my studying during downtime at work.

I used the big names here, and one resource I haven't seen mentioned before:

Boson NetSim

Boson ExSim

Todd Lammle

Chris Bryant

My studying started by casually watching the Chris Bryant videos during my lunch hour as an introduction to the material. Then I read Todd's book and did the exercises at home, while at the same time doing NetSim labs during work downtime.

My final run up to the test was watching the Bryant videos again, this time taking notes via I highly recommend the site for memorization and note taking.

After all of that I started on the Boson ExSim's, updating my notes where applicable. Passing Exam 2 with 812/811 was enough to give me the confidence to schedule two weeks out where I continued to update my notes and use ExSim for studying.

What I would have done differently based on what I know about the exam now. I would have labbed more, NetSim is a great tool. I labbed to the point of understanding but for the test I should have labbed to the point of rote-memory of the commands and their order. Between that and a few questions I missed that could have been had with straight memorization I think I could have gotten to 900.

I kind of have that 'dog that caught the tire' feeling atm.


Hi !!

I have the opportunity to have a free ccna r&S formation where i live, but what im really interested in is a carreer in cyberops !

I still want to take this opportunity cuz extra knowledge can't be bad ! What do you think and is it possible ?

Do you think CEH is important if you do a cyberops carreer in cisco (ccnp cyberops,ccie cyberops)?

Thank you !


Trying to figure out what’s the best method to practice for my CCNA and also practice things I would do in an network engineering job. Been studying for my CCENT but i figured i’d need to figure out what i’ll do for a lab sooner or later. I didn’t include GNS3 since you need a cisco license in order to get the IOS software.

Also, if if you say a home lab kit is the way to go, what routers and switches would be the best bang for my buck?


After you use command write mem to copy new running config to start up config? Do all commands take immediate effect? Or only conf reg requires reload


Hi there,

Not quite sure I understand this table, been staring at it for about 20 minutes now, read on a bit to to see if it was clarified. Basically all I see is a load of clouds? Not sure how its supposed to make sense? Apologies, its been a while since I looked at this stuff. Any help appreciated!

Why is class A four big clouds when it has the most hosts per network? and class C has the least potential for many addresses but has many clouds?


I see a lot of posts of people trying to determine the right path for their infrastructure careers. A little about myself - I am an IT Director over Infrastructure for a mid-enterprise organization and I thought I might lend my knowledge if anyone are interested. If you have any IT Career questions, feel free to message me. I have time to spare to help folks and there have been a ton of folks who have helped me in the past so I figured maybe I can give back a bit!


Which lab books and sims do you guys recommend? And if you have a home lab, is a simulator really necessary or is it overkill at that point? I'm also assuming that if you have a home lab, you have a lab book to go with it to practice.


Is it a good idea?

I purchased the CCNA 2018 200-125 Video Boot Camp With Chris Bryant course on Udemy but when I got into the labs, I feel the course is lacking explanations on how to setup software to try to do what he is doing.

I was bummed out, then did some research and discovered ICND1 and ICND2 courses. Purchased Cisco ICND1 100-105 - CCENT Certification Bootcamp from Neil Anderson (there are better reviewed courses out there like Lazaro Diaz's course; I don't why why I purchased Neil Anderson's course but I did) and the course explains things more in depth for a newbie like me.

As stated in the title, if I take the ICND1 and ICND2 courses, will I be able to take the CCNA test without issues?



Hi all,

So my instructor gave us a lab a while ago nd the first step is

"The IP network has been assigned for your use. This network is subnetted so that an equal number of hosts are in each VLAN. The DATA VLAN consists of the lowest IP address range and the VOICE VLAN the highest IP address range."

Were supposed to create a DHCP pool which I know how to do but I can't figure out what are the appropriate addressed to use. I used network for Data and network for Voice and I got them wrong. Any tips would be greatly appreciated

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