Cisco Router Interfaces

Cisco Router Interfaces

In order to do some hand-on labs you will need to cable your network up. Cisco routers come with various interface types and some of these have changed over the years. Management Interfaces Console Port – this is used for initial configuration and disaster recovery of the router (if you lose the passwords or IOS). You can only attach a console/rollover cable to this...

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Rack Mounts

Rack Mounts

As your home network grows, you may want to consider keeping it tidy (and safe) with your own rack mount kit. You choose the right rack for your needs and then attach brackets to the routers and switches and then bolt them into the rack. Dantrak is a leading rack supplier in the UK. You will need to attach brackets to the sides of your routers and switches. Please double check on eBay that...

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Cisco IOS

Cisco IOS

Cisco Internetwork Operating System or IOS is the software used to run Cisco routers, switches and firewalls as well as other devices. Cisco certifications are considered amongst the hardest in the IT industry because most configurations are done via the command line interface or CLI. When you purchase a new or used Cisco router or switch it will usually come with a version of IOS installed. For...

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