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Cisco CCENT/CCNA ICND1 100-101 Official Cert Guide by Wendell Odom

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Chapter 15. Operating Cisco Routers

This chapter focuses on how to install an enterprise-class Cisco router, with just enough configuration to get the router working. You might recall, when you buy a Cisco LAN switch, you can just plug in all the Ethernet cables, power on the switch, and by default, the switch works. However, the Cisco routers used by companies require at least some configuration before the router will start routing IPv4 packets. In particular, the router needs to be told what interfaces to use and what IP address to use on each of those interfaces.

This chapter breaks the topics into two major headings. The first discusses the physical installation of an enterprise-class Cisco router. The second section looks at the command-line ...

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