Chapter 3: Router Configuration
In This Chapter
Configuring a router
Configuring passwords for different interfaces
Running the Setup Wizard
In the previous chapter, I discuss in depth what routers do and how they do it. This chapter reviews the steps you take to connect to your router and to make configuration or setup changes. You start this process by making a physical connection to your router (see Book I, Chapter 5 for more on this topic). After you establish the connection, you can make changes to the configuration of your router. This chapter walks you through the basic configurations for both your network and the interfaces. Advanced routing configuration is covered in later chapters of this minibook as you examine each type of routing protocol.
Getting to Know the Internetwork Operating System (IOS) for Routers
I introduce the IOS in Book I, Chapter 5. The command set in the IOS used with routers and switches (see Book III for more on switches) have many of the same commands and share the same basic structure. You should only see a small selection of commands ...