Welcome to ESB Networking, a blog were I will primarily document my CCIE studies and other tech adventures. I hope that the information will aid any engineers and technology enthusiasts with their day to day activities around the campus, wireless and security network space with of course a splash of home DIY tech projects.

To all those who Eat Sleep and Breath Networking or just have an interest, kickback, stay for a while and please share your thoughts and ideas.

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.Albert Einstein


Hi, my name is Jonathan Mahady and I’m a senior network living in Perth, Western Australia. As a kid, I always wanted to work with computers and I tinkered with them during my school years, which eventually lead me to receiving an honours degree in Computer Science from Trinity College Dublin. During this time I discovered a taste for mobile communications and with the help of two of my college friends, we setup a fixed Wireless Internet Service Provider (WISP) business to provide broadband services to ourselves and the local community. After all no self-respecting geek/nerd can live without high speed internet.

Jonathan Mahady

I joined the Telecommunications provider, Ericsson, after finishing my university studies and spent just over four years travelling the globe working within the mobile IP packet core area, specialising in perceived subscriber data performance. I was assigned to a variety of global operators which provided me with an in-depth exposure to a number of vendor products including Ericsson, Cisco, Juniper and Huawei. I had the pleasure to work with numerous people from diverse cultural backgrounds, many of whom I now consider to be friends and extended family. My time at Ericsson nurtured my flare for mobile communications, the highlight of which was working on the FIFA 2010 World Cup, I’ll never forget it!

In recent years I moved to Western Australia to live with my wife and I began working for an IT integrator within the medium business to enterprise network space assisting clients with their networking requirements. This has included presales, design, implementation, optimisation and troubleshooting of a wide range of network technologies. After settling in, I again found a flare for mobile communications and I now specialise in wireless and security solutions. I primarily work with Cisco hardware but I also work with Dell, Juniper and HP gear so I’m pretty much vendor agnostic. That said, I’ve spent quite a bit of my spare time studying for a number of Cisco networking tracks and I am certified as a Cisco Network Switching and Routing, Wireless and Design Professional (CCNP, CCNP Wireless and CCDP). I have just begun the long journey to obtain my wireless CCIE.

After I started working on my own home tech projects, I realised that over time a lot of issues I encountered weren’t well documented. Between these issues, my studies and issues I experienced during projects, I decided to write a blog to share my experiences and document my progress towards network enlightenment.

Thanks for stopping by!