Good network diagrams aren’t hard to make, but they can be distressingly rare. Even network engineers with years of experience often make diagrams that are jumbled and hard to understand.

To help, here’s a handy quick reference guide to creating readable and easy-to-understand network maps.

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How to draw effective network diagrams

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