Chapter 35

Cisco Switches and Routers


Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are Cisco LAN switches?

  • What are the available switch forwarding methods and port settings on Layer 2 switch ports?

  • What is the Cisco LAN switch boot process?

  • What are Cisco small business routers?

  • What is the Cisco router boot process?

Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

automatic medium-dependent interface crossover (auto-MDIX)

cut-through switching

fast-forward switching

fragment-free switching

store-and-forward switching

Introduction (35.0)

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