The IT Guy: Networking comics

In our networking comic series, the IT guy and his office coworkers encounter day-to-day data networking and office challenges. On this page, you'll find a listing of all our comics.

In our networking comic series, Dave -- the IT guy -- and his office coworkers encounter day-to-day network challenges.

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Geek courtship ritual
Dave tries out an unlikely -- but not uncommon -- pickup line.

View our Geek courtship cartoon

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The TARDIS hub has only four ports
A geeky pop culture icon poses a source of irritation for Dave, the IT guy.

View our TARDIS hub cartoon

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The binary tattoo
An attempt to incorporate technology and fashion fails miserably in the eyes of our IT guy.

View our Binary tattoo cartoon

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Disaster recovery
One can never overlook the importance of proper backup and disaster recovery planning.

View our Disaster recovery cartoon

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Amazing Grace
While exploring a strange room full of forgotten computers, Dave gets some advice from an IT legend.

View our Amazing Grace cartoon

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Cable under the table
Who knows what terror lurks under the table -- except for Dave, our fearless IT Guy. Dave braves dust, spiders, and routers that go bump in the night to bring network connectivity to end users.

View our Tech support cartoon

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Tech support, I forgot my password
If you've ever answered the phone for tech support, you've probably dealt with the proverbial clueless user. Here, Dave takes his turn helping a frustrated (and frustrating) user with a forgotten password.

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Mobility -- It's a beach
A mobile worker finds that his many devices (wireless laptop, glare-free screen and PDA) don't guarantee a seamless work experience in the great outdoors.

View our Mobility cartoon

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Mac vs. PC
Mac and PC are at it again in this spoof of the popular TV commercial -- with a twist.

View our Mac vs. PC cartoon

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IP addressing
Dave's coworkers have some trouble with an IP address, although it's not what you'd expect.

View our IP addressing cartoon

Earning certifications
Dave hesitates to admit exactly how he earns so many networking certifications.

View our Earning certifications cartoon

VoIP user issues
Network pros face many obstacles in a new VoIP implementation, not the least of which are the user issues.

View our VoIP implementation cartoon

Flying with laptops
Rugged laptop cases can alleviate queasiness about checking valuable equipment. But for the IT guy, there's an even better way to fly.

View our Flying with your laptop cartoon

Wireless access point placement
What in the world is Dave doing with those wireless routers?

View our WAP placement cartoon

This was first published in March 2008

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