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(C|Net)   Cisco to reroute 1300 employees   (news.cnet.com) divider line 18
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731 clicks; posted to Business » on 24 Jul 2012 at 11:50 AM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2012-07-24 12:01:47 PM  
well... buying linksys that makes some of the worst networking products ever made.... and then keeping them WAY overpriced and bad quality might be a issue....
 
2012-07-24 12:06:26 PM  
To be more precise they are being null routed.
 
2012-07-24 12:12:32 PM  

Icetech3: well... buying linksys that makes some of the worst networking products ever made.... and then keeping them WAY overpriced and bad quality might be a issue....


But Linksys products are great...

... for wiping off the default firmare and loading something like DD-WRT or Tomato.
 
2012-07-24 12:13:16 PM  
I hate Cisco because my job uses their desktop phones that were a horrible idea for my office. Too many phone calls come in, and then we lose track of who's parked where and who's on hold and make it more difficult to do the other parts of my job.
 
2012-07-24 12:20:20 PM  
Departing Cisco employees will be required to purchase a yearly maintenance contract which will allow them to reference their time with Cisco on their resumes.
 
2012-07-24 12:23:42 PM  

MightyPez: Icetech3: well... buying linksys that makes some of the worst networking products ever made.... and then keeping them WAY overpriced and bad quality might be a issue....

But Linksys products are great...

... for wiping off the default firmare and loading something like DD-WRT or Tomato.


Mighty whats funny is how i would tell my suppliers to never even suggest linksys products to me and i would get the "but with the new firmware!" so i have them send me a test unit... complete shiat that drops connections as soon as you hammer on it..

We sell asus routers now which are half the price and never had a issue.. but for my own work/home setups i use a kubuntu box for routing.. i will never use home user lvl hardware again
 
2012-07-24 12:30:41 PM  

Icetech3: well... buying linksys that makes some of the worst networking products ever made.... and then keeping them WAY overpriced and bad quality might be a issue....


I bought a couple of Linksys products for my home 'network' and they workvery well. They were quite expensive though.
 
2012-07-24 12:31:08 PM  

Icetech3: Mighty whats funny is how i would tell my suppliers to never even suggest linksys products to me and i would get the "but with the new firmware!" so i have them send me a test unit... complete shiat that drops connections as soon as you hammer on it..

We sell asus routers now which are half the price and never had a issue.. but for my own work/home setups i use a kubuntu box for routing.. i will never use home user lvl hardware again


It can, in my experience, depend on which router. The more expensive Linksys units handle traffic fine. Other units, like the WRT54G with its small flash memory and bizarre I/O limitations are shiat no matter what is loaded on them.

Right now I use a Netgear WNR3500L with Shibby's Tomato (works awesome). I've been going back and forth with pfSense, but I want to find a box that uses under 50w to ease up on the electric bill. So far getting it to run on some mothballed Firebox X Core products has proven... difficult.
 
2012-07-24 12:31:46 PM  
Bah, I meant WRT54G V.5
 
2012-07-24 12:53:17 PM  
Man, I feel for some of these guys. I work with several reps from several different Cisco departments and the areas these guys have to cover now is insane. One one product line, they had one guy covering half the US and all of South America. Simplicity is nice, but they're going to crush their remaining people.
 
2012-07-24 01:04:46 PM  
Yeah.. it sucks that 1300 people are going to lose their jobs due to a badly run company.. how bout they get rid of the CEO and board members that allowed crap products to reduce their sales...
 
2012-07-24 02:02:51 PM  
+1
 
2012-07-24 02:42:55 PM  
www.westernclippings.com

Oh Cisco!
 
2012-07-24 03:45:56 PM  
I'm currently working on my office's Cisco Unity phone system...so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.

Damn you Cisco for making me cough up thousands for a SmartNET plan in order to download updates.
 
2012-07-24 03:53:42 PM  
no job employee2-1301
 
2012-07-24 08:01:40 PM  
But will they spy on their porn too?
 
2012-07-25 05:44:31 AM  
If Cisco would drop the convoluted sales and support structure for products at ALL levels they wouldn't be in this position.

There is absolutely no reason I should have to shell out thousands of dollars for management software on top of the tens of thousands I just shelled out for the routers themselves.

Why the fark do they ship enterprise products that need to be managed individually?

/Cisco Network infrastructure admin and Unified Communications engineer.
 
2012-07-25 09:29:51 AM  

Robyr: Why the fark do they ship enterprise products that need to be managed individually?


Hrm, I can see a company that's built on just managing Cisco gear. It shouldn't be too hard to figure out the communication protocol
 
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