Router and Switch Administrative Configurations

Even though the following sections aren’t critical to making a router or switch work on a network, they’re still really important; in them, I’m going to lead you through configuring commands that will help you administer your network.

The administrative functions that you can configure on a router and switch are as follows:

  • Hostnames
  • Banners
  • Passwords
  • Interface descriptions

Remember, none of these will make your routers or switches work better or faster, but trust me, your life will be a whole lot better if you just take the time to set these configurations on each of your network devices. That’s because doing this makes troubleshooting and maintaining your network sooooo much easier—seriously! ...

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