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Cisco Networking Academy Connecting Networks Companion Guide: Point-to-Point Connections

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This chapter is from the book

This chapter is from the book

This chapter covers the terms, technology, and protocols used in serial connections, introducing the High-Level Data Link Control (HDLC) and Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP).

Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter

  • What are the fundamentals of point-to-point serial communications across a WAN?
  • How do you configure HDLC encapsulation on a point-to-point serial link?
  • What are the benefits of using PPP over HDLC in a WAN?
  • What is the PPP layered architecture and the functions of LCP and NCP?
  • How is a PPP session established?
  • How do you configure PPP encapsulation on a point-to-point serial link?
  • How do you configure PPP authentication protocols?
  • How are the show and debug commands used to troubleshoot PPP?
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