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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Routing Concepts

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This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

This chapter introduces and explains the primary functions and features of a router and explains the process for connecting and configuring devices to the router. It continues by describing the process by which routers manage packets, determine data paths, and build routing tables.

Objectives

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

  • What are the primary functions and features of a router?
  • How do you connect devices for a small routed network?
  • Can you configure basic settings on a router to route between two directly connected networks?
  • How can you verify connectivity between two networks that are directly connected to a router?
  • How do routers encapsulate and de-encapsulate packets when switching packets between directly connected interfaces?
  • How do routers determine the best path?
  • How do routers build a routing table of directly connected networks?
  • How do routers build a routing table using static routes?
  • How do routers build a routing table using a dynamic routing protocol?
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