Mailing List SIMS@mail.stalker.com Message #14850
From: Mike Hebel <nimitz@nimitzbrood.com>
Subject: Re: Wandering off-topic: Speedstream 5861 (was Re: Authentication Attempts)
Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2004 11:06:18 -0600 (CST)
To: <SIMS@mail.stalker.com>
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>>However, setting up this beast using a CLI is not for the faint of
>>heart. No where in the approximately 1000 pages of documentation on the
>> supplied CD did I find a reasonable "theory of operations" manual. So
>>it was a matter of doing a lot of trial and error, reading and
>>re-reading the cryptic command reference manual and the configuration
>>manual whose examples were prone to not working. And, of course, having
>> the IT guy at work with Cisco training look over my settings too.
>
> I've been working recently with Cisco wireless access points as well as
>  the PIX 501.
>
> I've also come to the conclusion that Cisco designs their products in a
>  manner to make sure the only people that can really understand it
> without  going insane are Cisco Certified. They really do appear to
> make a pointed  effort to keep anyone else away from the hardware.


This was another reason why it was at the bottom of my suggestion list.
It's a wonderful product but suited only for large networks and experience
people.

Mike
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"I think we used too much!" - Chris Knight


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