I love FREE useful stuff, don’t you? Fluke Networks is offering a free E-Book “Frontline LAN Troubleshooting Guide”. It is a 115 page comprehensive guide that provides frontline network troubleshooters with a lot of useful information.
The guide starts with the basics of troubleshooting networks, then steps into troubleshooting the physical layer, troubleshooting the network layer and troubleshooting switches.
Be sure and look around the rest of their web site as they offer a wealth of information on a lot of network related topics. You will find whitepapers, on-demand webcasts, featured topics and a helpful “Learn About” section. Sign up for their “Eye On Networks” monthly E-Newsletter for find out about new products and technologies, expert technical advice and industry updates.
The Fluke Networks Solutions Center
They have a great “Solutions Center” for nine types of network specialties.
- Network Engineer
- Cabling Designers and Consultants
- Cable Installation Technician
- Network Technicians
- Service Provider Technicians
- Managing Service Provider Networks
- Designing and Implementing Application Services
- Industrial Ethernet
- LAN System Integrators
Fluke makes great network tools for testing, monitoring and analysis of enterprise and telecommunications networks. Their Etherscope Series II Network Assistant is an excellent example for quickly troubleshooting LAN and Wi-Fi installations. They even offer a free 5-day evaluation of the product.
When you purchase the Etherscope Network Assistant and the DTX Cable Analyzer you get 25% off. Two very useful tools for a network technicians toolkit.
The Free Frontline LAN Troubleshooting Guide
This 115 page, comprehensive guide provides frontline network troubleshooters with practical advice on how to maintain LANs and solve common layer 1 and 2 problems. This guide outlines eight key steps every technician should know to aid in successful troubleshooting. Learn how to troubleshoot physical layer problems, quickly resolve common network user complaints – “can’t connect, connection drops and network is slow” and get an in-depth overview on troubleshooting switches.