The DHCP Capstone group consists of Ryan Samuel, David Katic, and Zo Puzon. After being given a Packet Tracer assignment of Configuring DHCP Using Cisco IOS and completing it, we applied it to physical devices available in the classroom lab. We adjusted from the Packet Tracer because the interfaces on our devices do not exactly match the devices we were using. At times, we had to deviate from the topology and directly plugged the console cable into the routers for configuration through the program, Tera Term. Our group finished the project early, so we were able to provide assistance to the NAT, OSPF, EIGRP, RIP, and Static & Default Route teams when they requested it. The Static & Default Routing team especially had a difficulty with clock rates, so we decided to work on different routers to sidestep this problem. In the end, all IT capstone projects concluded successfully.
All three of us have gone through four years of Cisco training, passed the IT Essentials portion of the course and have become certified Network Technicians.
Team EIGRP consists of group members Eryn Aguilar, Angela Mejia-Meda, and Daniela Rivero-Rivera. We first started out capstone with a Packet Tracer to configure a functioning EIGRP network. After understanding the packet tracer, we then applied our configurations to physical devices in our lab, such as routers, switches, and the required number of PCs. We spent most of our time troubleshooting and problem solving on the physical aspect of our capstone, as we overlooked some important programming issues and had to spend time trying to realize our mistake. Our main goal was to create a physical EIGRP network that was capable of pinging (essentially communicating) properly from router to PC. Despite minor difficulties throughout the configuration process, we successfully configured our network in the end. This experience was ultimately a springboard to taking the IT industry certification test, which was a stressful but successful experience for the three of us.
The Network Address Translation (NAT) Capstone group includes Ahja Crosby, Gabriella Gilbert, Gianluca Hunt, and Carmella Maez. Our group was given an NAT Packet Tracer to guide us in programming the computers, routers, and switches so that public IP addresses are assigned to devices inside a private network that were in the lab of our classroom. The topology on the packet tracer was slightly different from the components in our lab, so we had to adjust to have the systems programmed and wired correctly. We stumbled across a few errors in the process of creating a connection between our devices, but in the end we were able to overcome each problem with some assistance from the DHCP group. After finishing obtaining connections between the computers, routers, and switches we documented the development of our program and finished our project. We also assisted other groups in their capstone project when they needed help.
The OSPF capstone group consists of Kevin Alarcon-Gato, Clarence Caingcoy, and William Kim. We were first given a packet tracer to get familiarized with the terms and systems involved with OSPF. After we finished with that, we were taken to the lab room and worked with the actual computers to create an OSPF network. The shift was a little jarring, but we were able to adapt and completed our network at a decent pace. We did run into a small road bump though. When we went to propagate the static IP, it didn’t work. We couldn’t figure out why so we got assistance from the DHCP capstone group. They checked all our configurations, but they still couldn’t figure it out so we tried it on a different rack and it worked just fine. All three of us have gone through four years of Cisco training, passed the IT Essentials portion of the course, and have become certified Network Technicians of Nevada.