Bob Wildauer

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Lessons Learned Working Abroad

This post was originally published in the Packet Pushers’ Human Infrastructure newsletter on September 1, 2022. You can subscribe to the newsletter for free here. Over a year ago, my wife and I moved from the eastern United States to Seoul, South Korea. A great opportunity presented itself for her career, and my US-based employer was […]

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Lost Connections In The Connected Workplace

This post originally appeared in the Human Infrastructure newsletter, a free weekly publication from the Packet Pushers. See back issues and sign up at packetpushers.net/newsletter. As months of work-from-home policies became years, I noticed a pattern in some coworkers and friends (and myself): The longer folks worked from their domestic silos, the more mistrust and […]

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Device Management From The Ground Up: Part 7 – Resetting Device Passwords

In an ideal world, we would never need to know how to reset passwords on network devices. In my utopia, network documentation would be thorough, updated, and readily available. We do not live in the ideal world, however. It is almost inevitable you will encounter a device that you are unable to properly authenticate to. In this lesson, I cover the steps for accessing a device without a password.

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Device Management From The Ground Up: Part 6 – Working In ROMMON

This post originally appeared on the Packet Pushers’ Ignition site on April 16, 2021. If you work with network devices long enough, you will eventually encounter a device that is not working as expected. The phone calls from on-site personnel take the same general shape: Yes, the building has no connectivity; Yes, the router is […]

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Device Management From The Ground Up: Part 5 – External File Management

This post originally appeared on the Packet Pushers’ Ignition site on April 16, 2021. We’ve explored the various filesystems on Cisco devices, but you may have wondered how we get new files onto our devices. How do we backup files from our devices? This article explains copying files to and from a Cisco device. Additionally, […]

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Device Management From The Ground Up: Part 1 – Accessing Your First Device

This post originally appeared on the Packet Pushers’ Ignition site on April 5, 2021. In this 8-part series, I explore the basics of managing network devices. This series is geared for the novice, but I hope readers with a bit more experience will find something useful as well. I cover the following topics: Device access […]

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