General Networking - wireless, routers, firewalls, Cisco NAS
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Port forwarding? Dynamic DNS? Home NAS Server? Slow Wireless? Learn how to fix your home nework. Includes 802.11ac!
3.9 (182 ratings)
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Created by Marious Kuriata
Last updated 3/2017
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  • 7.5 hours on-demand video
  • 4 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • To provide insight into Networking and learn how to configure a router
  • Develop working knowledge of how networks operate
  • Learn about security, wireless, troubleshooting
  • Find out how to configure an IP Camera and NAS Servers
  • Learn how to fix your network
  • Sort out wireless issues
  • Hands-on labs and real world examples, including hosting your website (WordPress)
  • The course emphasizes the practical application of skills
  • Designed to help you develop the career skills in networking
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  • 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

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

Do you want to buy an IP Camera (home surveillance system) or a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device? Maybe you want to learn how to configure your home router and enable port forwarding? Do you want to improve your Wi-Fi connection or test your Internet link? You've come to the right place!

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

Re-recorded in March 2017, more lectures, more gadgets and devices! Now includes:

- How and where you can host a website (WordPress)

- GPS trackers and spying applications

- Antivirus applications

- Windows Server 2016

- 802.11ac - a real lab with an Asus router!

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.

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. Learn about Dynamic DNS, Remote Support Tools (VNC, Teamviewer, Radmin), wireless security, switches, firewalls, cables and Internet connections.

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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 home and small office networks
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Curriculum For This Course
74 Lectures
Computer Networks
6 Lectures 21:42

What is a Network?

How Fast is my Internet Connection?

Wired and Wireless Connections.

Network Types

Is my Network Secure?

Quiz 1
3 questions
Network devices and terms
10 Lectures 22:32
What to Expect in This Section?

IP Address

Finding an IP Address you Need

What is a Router and Switch?

What is a Firewall?

What is an Access Point?

NAS – Network Attached Storage

NAS – What’s Inside?

Challenge – How Many Devices can we Connect?

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

Command Line Tools That you Need - pdf
5 pages

Quiz 2
3 questions
Setting up and troubleshooting a Home Network
7 Lectures 24:04
What to Expect in This Section?

Network Services: DHCP and DNS

Router - Basic Configuration

Port Forwarding - Overview

Port Forwarding - lab

VPN – Virtual Private Networks

Quiz 3
3 questions
Setting up and troubleshooting a Home Network – Part 2
4 Lectures 14:43
Boost your Wifi Signal

Wireless Security

How to Share a Printer?

Antivirus Applications
6 Lectures 16:36
What to Expect in This Section?

Wide Eye IP Camera

Tweaking an IP Camera

How to Spy Using a Laptop

GPS Tracking

Remote Access Tools
Windows Server
5 Lectures 16:18
Virtual Machines

Installing Windows Server

Active Directory

Joining a PC to the Domain

Let’s Summarize This Section
A real lab - 802.11ac Asus Router
3 Lectures 14:20

Basic Configuration of 802.11ac

Will I get 500Mbps???
Bonus Videos
2 Lectures 23:18

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?

A Review of a Business Class Access Point

A Real World Example - A D-link DCS-5009l IP Camera - NEW!
LEGACY - Computer networks and network devices
7 Lectures 01:03:52

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

Introduction to the Series

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.

What is a Computer Network?

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

Do I Have a Router at Home?

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.

What is a Switch? Do I Need it?

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.)

A Wireless Access Point

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!

Firewalls and UTMs

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

Networking Hardware
LEGACY - Setting up and troubleshooting a home network
9 Lectures 01:42:28

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.

The Internet is Down? Tools and Tips

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

Basic Router Configuration

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

Basic Router Configuration - Advanced Options - Part 1

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!

Basic Router Configuration - Advanced Options - Part 2

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

Let's Connect our Router to the Internet!

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.

Port Forwarding

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.

Dynamic DNS - Let's Connect to the Network From the Outside World

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

IP Cameras - Home Surveillance

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

We are Buying a NAS Device
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About the Instructor
Marious Kuriata
4.2 Average rating
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97,999 Students
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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)