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Upgrading and Repairing Networks, Fifth Edition by Mark Edward Soper, Terry W Ogletree

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CHAPTER 10. Routers

SOME OF THE MAIN TOPICS IN THIS CHAPTER ARE

What Routers Do 148

The Difference Between Routable Protocols and Routing Protocols 150

When Do You Need to Use a Router? 151

Router Ports and Connections 157

Configuring Routers 158

Router Chassis Types 159

Routers are perhaps one of the most misunderstood devices found in a network. After you create a LAN using simple devices such as switches—which require little or no configuration—managing a router can be very intimidating. Some of the reasons for this include

image Most people do not understand the difference between a connectivity device, such as a switch, and a router. This is compounded ...

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