Free CCNA 200-301: Retro Networking with 10Base5 & 10Base2

See a working Retro Network using 10Base5 and 10Base2. This will help you prepare for your CCNA exam!
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Learn how Ethernet looked like in the beginning
Learn about 10BASE5 practically
Learn about 10BASE2 practically
Capture network traffic using Ethereal


  • Interested in the history of networking
  • Interested in retro technologies


The 1970s is alive in 2020!

You may have read about it in books. Or seen PowerPoint slides about.

But, have you seen a fully working 10Base5 and 10Base2 retro network? This stuff is from the 1970s, but I created one in 2020!

See practical demonstrations of:

- Bus Network

- Vampire taps

- Transceivers

- 10Base5 cabling

- 10Base2 cabling

- Windows 3.11 connecting to the Internet

- Ethereal (predecessor to Wireshark)

- Windows 98 10Base5 computers

- VNC and PCAnywhere controlling old machines from a Mac

This is a true working example of what networks looked like in the very beginning.

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone interested in the history of networking
  • Anyone interested in Retro PCs and networking
  • CCNA Candidates
  • Networking Engineers

Course content

1 section5 lectures43m total length
  • 10Base5 Network Overview
  • Udemy tips and tricks
  • Answering your questions
  • Wireshark captures, Internet Access on 10Base5
  • Windows 3.11 laptop using 10Base5 pinging


CCIE #11023, over 15 years of network training experience
David Bombal
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David Bombal (CCIE  #11023 Emeritus) passed his Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert Routing and Switching exam in January 2003 and is one of a small percentage of Cisco Engineers that pass their CCIE labs on their first attempt. 

David qualified as a  Cisco Certified Systems Instructor (CCSI #22787) many years ago! He has been training Cisco  courses for over 15 years and has delivered instructor led courses in various  countries around the world covering a wide range of Cisco topics from CCNA to  CCIE. 

David is very active on social media and has over 500,000 YouTube subscribers and has posted over 1,000 free videos.