Describing IOS Navigation

To manage a Cisco device, you must understand how the interface that is used to control it operates, how to make a physical or network connection to the device, and how to navigate through the various levels of access available in the IOS. In this section, you will learn how to perform these operations and you will learn some shortcuts that can make managing the CLI easier.

Connecting to the Device

There are two ways to make a connection to a Cisco router or switch. You can make a physical connection to the device by using a HyperTerminal program installed on a computer, or you can connect to the device over the network by using Telnet or a Telnet-like program. The second option is available only if the device has an ...

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