Cisco routers and multilayer switches can be configured to do some pretty amazing things. However, before a router can perform the magic it does so well, some basic configurations (such as configuring IP addresses and enabling the interfaces) must be in place, or the router will not function.
This chapter covers such configurations. Specifically, this chapter covers the following topics:
- Cabling the router
- Creating a console session
- Configuring passwords
- Configuring interfaces
- Saving configuration changes
Cabling the Router
In Chapter 9, “Media,” you learned about the major cable types. The cable covered in that chapter that will be used most often with routers is Ethernet twisted-pair with RJ-45 connectors. ...