General Networking - wireless, routers, firewalls, Cisco NAS

Port forwarding? Dynanamic DNS? Home NAS Server? Slow Wireless? Learn how to fix your home nework. Includes 802.11ac!
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  • Lectures 37
  • Length 6 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2014 English

Course Description

The course offers a hands-on learning experience with an emphasis on practical activities.

The main objective of this course is to provide you with a basic understanding of computer network technologies and concepts. You will learn how to apply all these skills in real world situations.

Do you want to buy an IP Camera (home surveillance system)? Your Internet was down and you did not know what to do?

In addition, General Networking Training provides a learning pathway to the Cisco, Microsoft and Comptia certificates.

UPDATED to include 802.11ac - a real lab with an Asus router!

You will find a lot of interesting topics here: port forwarding, IP Cameras, NAS devices, dynamic dns, wireless...

High quality materials: videos and documents that will help you understand all topics. All designed by an experienced Network Security Engineer. The course emphasizes the practical application of skills needed to understand and troubleshoot a Small Office / Home Office network.

What are the requirements?

  • Interest in learning the basics of this technology
  • general knowledge of computers, Internet and MS Windows
  • would be great if you had access to a test router

What am I going to get from this course?

  • To provide insight into Networking
  • Develop working knowledge of how networks operate
  • Learn about security, wireless, troubleshooting
  • Find out how to buy a good IP Camera and NAS Servers
  • Learn how to fix your network
  • Sort out wireless issues
  • Hands-on labs and real world examples
  • The course emphasizes the practical application of skills
  • Designed to help you develop the career skills in networking

Who is the target audience?

  • Students who want to gain fundamental computer hardware, software, and troubleshooting skills in networking
  • Students preparing for Comptia, Microsoft and Cisco exams
  • Everybody who is interested in SOHO networks

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Computer networks and network devices

What is this series all about? What you can learn? What topics are covered?


We will talk about network topologies and devices you can find in a home office / small office network. Learn abour routers, switches, access points and firewalls.


We all have a router at home but do you know how it works and how to fix it? Learn about routers in this video


In this video we will talk about switches and how they work. If you want to build a fast home or SOHO network - you need a good switch.


Wireless is awesome! We all use wi-fi devices every day but... do you know how it actually works? We will look at wireless access points and what's available on the market and modes that they support (repeaters, bridges etc.)


Security is really important. Do you want to protect your home devices? You need a firewall or a UTM devices. Learn how they work and enable anti-virus and anti-spam protection!


I will show you some networking hardware: two routers and a business-class Cisco access point.

Section 2: Setting up and troubleshooting a home network

When the Internet goes down, you do not have a lot of time to troubleshoot - you need to know what's wrong fast! Learn how to use some basic command line tools and websites that will help you fix network issues.

5 pages

A document that summarizes all basic troubleshooting commands that you might need.


I will take a home router (D-Link) and show you where to start with some basic configuration options on it.


We go deeper, we will check some more advanced options on a router, discuss wireless settings and dynamic dns features.


We will look at some other routers available on the market: Asus, TP-Link, Netgear, Cisco... what to buy and how to check if the web interface is good for you - for free before you buy a device!


It is time to connect our Router to the Internet. Let's go on-line and see how it works.


A very, very popular topic - port forwarding - it will all you to connect to your devices remotely! Linksys, Asus, TP-Link - it does not matter, you will know how to open a port on your router.


Do you have a dynamic IP address? DDNS is a great solution and will allow you to manage your devices remotely. I will explain dynamic DNS and show you how to use it on your router.


Want to buy an IP Camera? I will show you what's good to purchase and how it all works. Motion detection included!


Want to create a cloud solution at home? Learn what you can buy.

Section 3: Wireless

We will discuss wireless standards and wireless deployments. Learn how your wi-fi device really works.


I am sure you want to make your wireless connection secure. I will show you how to achieve that in a home and small business network. Radius (WPA2 Enterprise) discussion and demo included!


Wireless is slow? Learn how you can test and improve a wireless signal in a home and enterprise network. A lot of tips for you in this video

Section 4: Introduction to Microsoft Servers

Introduction to Microsoft Servers. I will show you an HP Microserver - a great, small, cheap and efficient server from HP


Do you want to share a file or folder in your network? Learn how to make it happen and map a network drive.


Let's talk about domains and domain controllers. A very important topic if you want to troubleshoot any network.

5 pages

This document shows you how to use Microsoft Virtual PC

4 pages

This document shows you how to install Windows Server 2008


Three very important features of Microsoft Windows Servers: group policy, dhcp and dns. Learn what they do and how to use them.


It is time to say goodbye...

Section 5: A real lab - 802.11ac Asus Router
Unboxing of the Router
Basic configuration of 802.11ac
Will I get 500Mbps???
Section 6: Bonus Videos
Time to Update our Course!

A review of a business-class access point: WAPS-APG600H. I show you how to test your wireless speed using some free tools. I was able to get 230Mbps... not bad?

An Interview with an IT Engineer
Remote Support Tools
What is a Server?
NEW! Learn basic subnetting
A Real World Example - A D-link DCS-5009l IP Camera - NEW!

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Instructor Biography

Marious Kuriata, IT Exam Practice, Network Engineer and Instructor

Hi, my name is Marious. I have been working in IT for 14 years (web design, networking, security, tutoring). I currently work as a Cisco Security Engineer in a support IT Company in London and I run my own training company. My courses/certifications: MCSE, MCSA, MCTS, MCP, Cisco CCNA, CCNP, CCNA Security, CCSP, Zyxel Security Professional, Postgraduate studies in networking & security. A Master's Degree in Human Resources.

12 years of experience in IT. This has included designing, troubleshooting and installing networks, Cisco routers, switches, access points and firewalls (ASA Firewalls, Aironet, VLANs, routing protocols RIP, OSPF, EIGRP, BGP, spanning tree, VPNs, Cyberoam, IPS/IDS, Riverbed), Previous experience includes Microsoft systems, IT Manager, Technical Trainer (Cisco, Comptia, Microsoft) and Private Tutor.

CCNA Cisco Certified Network Associate (2009)

CCNP Cisco Certified Network Professional (2010)

CCNA_SEC Cisco Certified Network Associate Security (2012)

CCNA_ASA Cisco ASA Firewalls Specialist: Security and VPNs (2013)

CCSP (CCNP Sec) – Cisco Certified Security Specialist (2013)

ZCNP ZyXEL Certified Network Professional (2012)

MCSE Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (2011)

MCP Microsoft Certified Professional (Windows Server) (2009)

MCTS Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Vista) (2009)

MCSA Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (2010)

Training in ERP management, Cisco Networking Academy CCNA (distinction)

Microsoft Courses (Windows Server 2003, SQL, XP, ISA Server, Exchange Server)

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