Chapter 16

Wide Area Networks

The CCNA exam topics covered in this chapter include the following:

  • Implement and verify WAN links
    • Describe different methods for connecting to a WAN
    • Configure and verify a basic WAN serial connection
    • Configure and verify Frame Relay on Cisco routers
    • Troubleshoot WAN implementation issues
    • Describe VPN technology (including: importance, benefits, role, impact, components)
    • Configure and verify a PPP connection between Cisco routers
  • Describe how a network works
    • Differentiate between LAN/WAN operation and features

The Cisco IOS supports a ton of different wide area network (WAN) protocols that help you extend your local LANs to other LANs at remote sites. And I don’t think I have to tell you how positively essential ...

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