Chapter 13. Operating Cisco Routers

This chapter covers the following subjects:

Installing Cisco Routers: This section gives some perspectives on the purpose of enterprise-class routers and consumer-grade routers, and how the routers connect users to a network.

Cisco Router IOS CLI: This section examines the similarities between the Cisco IOS router CLI and the Cisco IOS switch CLI (introduced in Chapter 8, “Operating Cisco LAN Switches”) and also covers some of the features that are unique to routers.

Upgrading Cisco IOS Software and the Cisco IOS Software Boot Process: This section examines how a router boots, including how a router chooses which Cisco IOS software image to load.

Routers differ from switches in terms of their core purposes. Switches ...

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