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Configuring a Cisco Router

by Ross Bagurdes

In order to earn the CCNA, you'll need to know how to configure a Cisco router. In this course, you will learn about the router boot up process, the files that the router uses to operate, as well as see a router configuration demo.

What you'll learn

Configuring a Cisco router is more than just entering commands. In order to properly understand what the configuration steps do, you need to have a basic understanding of the components of a router, including processor, memory, and input/outputs. In this course, Configuring a Cisco Router , you will learn different types of memory and the files stored in them, the order in which the files are loaded, as well as the function of each file. First, you will walk though, step by step, the commands and their function to properly configure the basic features of the device. This includes setting a router name, securing user and privileged modes, enabling encrypted remote support via SSH, and applying IP addresses to interfaces so the router can pass traffic. Next, you will see a demonstration about configuring the router in a long form, and then redo the same configuration using tips, tricks, and shortcuts to speed up the process. Common errors, including errors made during the configuration, will be pointed out and discussed. Finally, you will wrap up the course by examining Internetworking Operating System (IOS) file names, demonstrating how to upgrade IOS, as well as how to access router configuration when you don't know the password. By the end of this course, you'll understand the commands required to bring a router online, allowing it to pass traffic from one interface to another, which will help you on your path to earning the CCNA.

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About the author

Ross has had a diverse career. He has a Structural Engineering degree from Milwaukee School of Engineering, but gave up the career shortly after graduating from college. Beginning in 1997, Ross began officially working in IT, implementing and supporting a paperless work order system for a Natural Gas Utility in Illinois. Since then, Ross has spent his years teaching and managing data networks. Ross spent 7 years at University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics, supporting and managing the large ... more

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