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Sams Teach Yourself Network Troubleshooting in 24 Hours, Second Edition by Jonathan Feldman

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Hour 15. Home and Office Routers

Every journey begins with a single step.

——Ralph Waldo Emerson

All routers are made to perform one basic task: to give network data a “single step” assist in its path from point A to point B. Everything else is window dressing. So, the good news is that, fundamentally, routers are simple. They should be simple to troubleshoot, right?

The bad news is that routers have a lot of options, different configuration methods, and bunches of theory behind them.

To make life easier on you, this hour aims to give you

  • A sense of the difference between switches and routers

  • Information about the troubleshooting difference between big beefy routers found in datacenters and their smaller cousins found in small offices and homes ...

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