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  • Copyright 2008
  • Dimensions: 8-1/2x10-7/8
  • Pages: 360
  • Edition: 1st
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  • ISBN-10: 1-58713-202-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-58713-202-5

LAN Switching and Wireless

CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide

 

Allan Johnson

 

LAN Switching and Wireless, CCNA Exploration Labs and Study Guide is designed to help you learn about and apply your knowledge of the LAN switching and wireless topics from Version 4 of the Cisco® Networking Academy® CCNA® Exploration curriculum. Each chapter contains a Study Guide section and a Labs and Activities section.

 

Study Guide

The dozens of exercises in this book help you learn the concepts and configurations crucial to your success as a CCNA exam candidate. Each chapter is slightly different and includes matching, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, and open-ended questions designed to help you

  • Review vocabulary
  • Strengthen troubleshooting skills
  • Boost configuration skills
  • Reinforce concepts
  • Research topics

 

Packet Tracer Activities—This icon identifies exercises interspersed throughout the Study Guide section where you can practice or visualize a specific task using Packet Tracer, a powerful network simulation program developed by Cisco.

 

Labs and Activities

The Labs and Activities sections begin with a Command Reference table and include all the online curriculum labs to ensure that you have mastered the practical skills needed to succeed in this course.

 

Hands-On Labs—This icon identifies the hands-on labs created for each chapter. Work through all the Basic, Challenge, and Troubleshooting labs as provided to gain a deep understanding of CCNA knowledge and skills to ultimately succeed on the CCNA Certification Exam.

 

Packet Tracer Companion—This icon identifies the companion activities that correspond to each hands-on lab. You use Packet Tracer to complete a simulation of the hands-on lab.

 

Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge—Each chapter concludes with a culminating activity called the Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge. These challenging activities require you to pull together several skills learned from the chapter—as well as previous chapters and courses—to successfully complete one comprehensive exercise.

 

Allan Johnson works full time developing curriculum for Cisco Networking Academy. Allan also is a part-time instructor at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, Texas.

 

Use this book with:

LAN Switching and Wireless,

CCNA Exploration Companion Guide

ISBN-10: 1-58713-207-9

ISBN-13: 978-158713-207-0

 

Companion CD-ROM

The CD-ROM provides all the Packet Tracer Activity, Packet Tracer Companion, and Packet Tracer Challenge files that are referenced throughout the book as indicated by the icons. These files work with Packet Tracer v4.1 software, which is available through the Academy Connection website. Ask your instructor for access to the Packet Tracer software.

 

This book is part of the Cisco Networking Academy Series from Cisco Press®. Books in this series support and complement the Cisco Networking Academy curriculum.

 

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Table of Contents

Introduction

Chapter 1 LAN Design

Switched LAN Architecture

    Vocabulary Exercise: Matching 2

    Vocabulary Exercise: Completion 3

    Three-Layer Hierarchical Model Exercise 4

Matching Switches to Specific LAN Functions 6

    Vocabulary Exercise: Matching 6

    Layer Features of the Hierarchical Model Exercise 7

Command Reference 8

Lab 1-1: Review of Concepts from Exploration 1 (1.3.1) 9

    Task 1: Design a Logical LAN Topology

    Task 2: Configure the Physical Topology

    Task 3: Configure the Logical Topology

    Task 4: Verify Network Connectivity

    Task 5: Verify Passwords

    Task 6: Reflection

    Task 7: Clean Up

    Review of Concepts from Exploration 1 (1.3.1)

    Appendix 1A: Installing and Configuring Tera Term for Use in Windows XP

    Appendix 1B: Configuring Tera Term as the Default Telnet Client in Windows XP

    Appendix 1C: Accessing and Configuring HyperTerminal

Curriculum Lab 1-2: Review of Concepts from Exploration 1—Challenge (1.3.2)

    Task 1: Design a Logical LAN Topology

    Task 2: Configure the Physical Topology

    Task 3: Configure the Logical Topology

    Task 4: Verify Network Connectivity

    Task 5: Verify Passwords

    Task 6: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Review of Concepts from Exploration 1—Challenge (1.3.2)

Curriculum Lab 1-3: Troubleshooting a Small Network (1.3.3)

    Task 1: Examine the Logical LAN Topology

    Task 2: Cable, Erase, and Reload the Routers

    Task 3: Configure the Host Computers

    Task 4: Load the Router with the Supplied Scripts

    Task 5: Identify Connectivity Problems

    Task 6: Troubleshoot Network Connections

    Task 7: Clean Up

    Troubleshooting a Small Network (1.3.3)

Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge

    Task 1: Design and Document an Addressing Scheme

    Task 2: Add and Connect the Devices

    Task 3: Apply Basic Configurations

    Task 4: Test Connectivity and Examine the Configuration

Chapter 2 Basic Switch Concepts and Configuration

Introduction to Ethernet/802.3 LANs

    Vocabulary Exercise: Matching

    Basic Ethernet and Switching Concepts Exercise

    Building the MAC Address Table Exercise

    Collision and Broadcast Domain Exercises

Forwarding Frames Using a Switch

    Vocabulary Exercise: Completion

Switch Management Configuration

    Basic Switch Configuration Exercise

    Packet Tracer Exercise 2-1: Basic Switch Configuration

    Basic Switch Management Exercise

    Packet Tracer Exercise 2-2: Basic Switch Management

Configuring Switch Security

    Configuring SSH Exercise

    Common Security Attacks Exercise

    Configuring Port Security Exercise

    Packet Tracer Exercise 2-3: Configuring Port Security

Command Reference

Lab 2-1: Basic Switch Configuration (2.5.1)

    Task 1: Cable, Erase, and Reload the Switch

    Task 2: Verify the Default Switch Configuration

    Task 3: Create a Basic Switch Configuration

    Task 4: Manage the MAC Address Table

    Task 5: Configure Port Security

    Task 6: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Basic Switch Configuration (2.5.1)

    Appendix 1: Erasing and Reloading the Switch

Lab 2-2: Managing Switch Operating System and Configuration Files (2.5.2)

    Task 1: Cable and Initialize the Network

    Task 2: Start and Configure the TFTP Server

    Task 3: Save the Cisco IOS File to a TFTP Server

    Task 4: Restore the Cisco IOS File to the Switch from a TFTP Server

    Task 5: Back Up and Restore a Configuration File from a TFTP Server

    Task 6: Upgrade the Cisco IOS Software of the Switch

    Task 7: Recover Passwords on the Catalyst 2960

    Task 8: Clean Up

Lab 2-3: Managing Switch Operating System and Configuration Files Challenge (2.5.3)

    Task 1: Cable and Initialize the Network

    Task 2: Start and Configure the TFTP Server

    Task 3: Save the Cisco IOS File to the TFTP Server

    Task 4: Restore the Cisco IOS File to the Switch from a TFTP Server

    Task 5: Back Up and Restore a Configuration File from a TFTP Server

    Task 6: Upgrade the Cisco IOS Software of the Switch

    Task 7: Recover Passwords on the Catalyst 2960

    Task 8: Clean Up

Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge

    Task 1: Establish a Console Connection to a Switch

    Task 2: Configure the Hostname and VLAN 99

    Task 3: Configure the Clock Using Help

    Task 4: Modify the History Buffer

    Task 5: Configure Passwords and Console/Telnet Access

    Task 6: Configure the Login Banner

    Task 7: Configure the Router

    Task 8: Configure the Boot Sequence

    Task 9: Solve a Mismatch Between Duplex and Speed

    Task 10: Manage the MAC Address Table

    Task 11: Configure Port Security

    Task 12: Secure Unused Ports

    Task 13: Manage the Switch Configuration File

Chapter 3 VLANs

Introducing VLANs

    VLAN Concepts Exercise

    VLAN Trunking

    Understanding VLAN Trunking Exercise

Configure VLANs and Trunks

    VLAN Configuration Exercise

    Packet Tracer Exercise 3-1: VLAN Configuration

Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks

    Troubleshooting VLANs and Trunks Exercise

Command Reference

Lab 3-1: Basic VLAN Configuration (3.5.1)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Perform Basic Switch Configurations

    Task 3: Configure and Activate Ethernet Interfaces

    Task 4: Configure VLANs on the Switch

    Task 5: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 6: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Basic VLAN Configuration (3.5.1)

Lab 3-2: Challenge VLAN Configuration (3.5.2)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Perform Basic Switch Configuration

    Task 3: Configure and Activate Ethernet Interfaces

    Task 4: Configure VLANs on the Switch

    Task 5: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 6: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Challenge VLAN Configuration (3.5.2)

Lab 3-3: Troubleshooting VLAN Configurations (3.5.3)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Troubleshoot and Correct the VLAN Configuration

    Task 3: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 4: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Troubleshooting VLAN Configurations (3.5.3)

Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge

    Task 1: Add and Connect the Switches

    Task 2: Add and Connect the PCs

    Task 3: Configure Devices and Verify Connectivity

    Task 4: Configure and Verify Port Security

    Task 5: Configure VLANs on the Switches

    Task 6: Configure Trunks on the Switches

Chapter 4 VTP

VTP Concepts

    Vocabulary Exercise: Matching

    Vocabulary Exercise: Completion

    VTP Concepts and Modes Exercise

VTP Operation

    VTP Operations Exercise

    Internet Research: VTP

    VTP Scenario

Configure VTP

    VTP Configuration Exercise

    Packet Tracer Exercise 4-1: VTP Configuration

Command Reference

Lab 4-1: Basic VTP Configuration (4.4.1)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Perform Basic Switch Configurations

    Task 3: Configure and Activate Ethernet Interfaces

    Task 4: Configure VTP on the Switches

    Task 5: Configure VTP Pruning on the Switches

    Task 6: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 7: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Basic VTP Configuration (4.4.1)

Lab 4-2: VTP Configuration Challenge (4.4.2)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Perform Basic Switch Configurations

    Task 3: Configure Host PCs

    Task 4: Configure VTP on the Switches

    Task 5: Configure VTP Pruning on the Switches

    Task 6: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Challenge VTP Configuration (4.4.2)

Lab 4-3: Troubleshooting VTP Configuration (4.4.3)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Troubleshoot and Correct VTP and VLAN Configuration

    Task 3: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 4: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Troubleshooting VTP Configuration (4.4.3)

Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge

    Task 1: Configure and Verify Basic Device Configurations

    Task 2: Configure and Verify Port Security

    Task 3: Configure VTP

    Task 4: Configure Trunking

    Task 5: Configure VLANs

    Task 6: Assign VLANs to Ports

    Task 7: Verify End-to-End Connectivity

Chapter 5 STP

Redundant Layer 2 Topologies

    Redundancy Reflection Questions

    Redundant Topologies Exercise

Introduction to STP

    Vocabulary Exercise: Matching

    STP Concepts Exercise

STP Convergence

    Determine the Root Bridge and Port Role Exercise

    Spanning-Tree Recalculation Exercise

    STP Topology Change Exercise

PVST+, RSTP, and Rapid PVST+

    STP Variants Exercise

    Default STP Configuration Exercise

    PVST+ Configuration Exercise

    RSTP Concepts Exercise

    RSTP Port States and Port Roles Exercise

    Rapid PVST+ Configuration Exercise

Command Reference

Lab 5-1: Basic Spanning Tree Protocol (5.5.1)

    Task 1: Perform Basic Switch Configurations

    Task 2: Prepare the Network

    Task 3: Configure Host PCs (Optional)

    Task 4: Examine Spanning Tree Protocol Default Operation

    Task 5: Observe the Response to the Topology Change in 802.1D STP

    Task 6: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 7: Clean Up

Lab 5-2: Challenge Spanning Tree Protocol (5.5.2)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Perform Basic Switch Configurations

    Task 3: Configure Host PCs (Optional)

    Task 4: Configure VTP and VLANs

    Task 5: Examine Spanning Tree Protocol Default Operation

    Task 6: Optimize STP

    Task 7: Observe the Response to the Topology Change in 802.1D STP

    Task 8: Configure PVST Rapid Spanning Tree Protocol

    Task 9: Observe the Convergence Time of RSTP

    Task 10: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 11: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Challenge Spanning Tree Protocol (5.5.2)

Lab 5-3: Troubleshooting Spanning Tree Protocol (5.5.3)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Configure Host PCs (Optional)

    Task 3: Identify the Initial State of All Trunks

    Task 4: Modify Spanning Tree to Achieve Load Balancing

    Task 5: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 6: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Troubleshooting Spanning Tree Protocol (5.5.3)

Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge

    Task 1: Design and Document an Addressing Scheme

    Task 2: Configure and Verify Basic Device Configurations

    Task 3: Configure VTP

    Task 4: Configure Trunking

    Task 5: Configure VLANs

    Task 6: Assign VLANs to Ports

    Task 7: Configure STP

    Task 8: Configure Host PCs

Chapter 6 Inter-VLAN Routing

Inter-VLAN Routing

    Inter-VLAN Routing Concepts Exercise

Configuring Inter-VLAN Routing

    Inter-VLAN Routing Configuration Exercise

    Packet Tracer Exercise 6-1: Inter-VLAN Configuration

Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing

    Common Errors and Troubleshooting Tools Exercise

    Packet Tracer Exercise 6-2: Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing

Command Reference

Lab 6-1: Basic Inter-VLAN Routing (6.4.1)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Perform Basic Switch Configurations

    Task 3: Configure Host PCs

    Task 4: Configure VTP on the Switches

    Task 5: Configure the Router and the Remote Server LAN

    Task 6: Reflection

    Task 7: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 8: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Basic Inter-VLAN Routing (6.4.1)

Lab 6-2: Challenge Inter-VLAN Routing (6.4.2)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Perform Basic Switch Configurations

    Task 3: Configure Host PCs

    Task 4: Configure VTP and VLANs

    Task 5: Configure the Router

    Task 6: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 7: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Challenge Inter-VLAN Routing (6.4.2)

Lab 6-3: Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing (6.4.3)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Troubleshoot and Correct the Inter-VLAN Configuration

    Task 3: Document the Switch Configurations

    Task 4: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Troubleshooting Inter-VLAN Routing (6.4.3)

Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge

    Task 1: Configure and Verify Basic Device Configurations

    Task 2: Configure VTP

    Task 3: Configure Trunking

    Task 4: Configure VLANs

    Task 5: Assign VLANs to Ports

    Task 6: Configure STP

    Task 7: Configure Router-on-a-Stick Inter-VLAN Routing

    Task 8: Verify End-to-End Connectivity

Chapter 7 Basic Wireless Concepts and Configuration

The Wireless LAN

    Vocabulary Exercise: Matching

    Wireless Concepts Exercise

Wireless LAN Security

    Wireless LAN Security Exercise

Configure Wireless LAN Access

    Packet Tracer Exercise 7-1: Wireless LAN Configuration

Troubleshooting Simple WLAN Problems

    Troubleshooting Approach for WLANs

Lab 7-1: Basic Wireless Configuration (7.5.1)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Connect and Log into the Wireless Router

    Task 3: Configure Options on the Linksys Setup Tab

    Task 4: Configure Options on the Linksys Wireless Tab

    Task 5: Configure Options on the Linksys Administration Tab

    Task 6: Configure Options on the Linksys Security Tab

    Task 7: Add Wireless Connectivity to a PC

    Task 8: Test Connectivity

    Task 9: Clean Up

Lab 7-2: Challenge Wireless WRT300N (7.5.2)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Perform Basic Switch Configurations

    Task 3: Configure Host PCs

    Task 4: Configure VTP and VLANs

    Task 5: Configure the Router

    Task 6: Connect to WRS3

    Task 7: Configure Options on the Linksys Setup Tab

    Task 8: Configure DHCP Settings and Router Time Zone Settings

    Task 9: Configure Basic Wireless Settings

    Task 10: Enable Wireless Security

    Task 11: Configure a Wireless MAC Filter (Optional)

    Task 12: Set Access Restrictions (Optional)

    Task 13: Manage and Secure the Web Utility of the Router (Optional)

    Task 14: Create and Verify Full Connectivity

    Task 15: Configure Routing Efficiency (Optional)

    Task 16: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Challenge Wireless WRT300N (7.5.2)

Lab 7-3: Troubleshooting Wireless Configuration (7.5.3)

    Task 1: Prepare the Network

    Task 2: Troubleshoot and Correct the Inter-VLAN Configuration

    Task 3: Configure Wireless Network Access

    Task 4: Document the Configurations

    Task 5: Clean Up

    Packet Tracer Companion: Troubleshooting Wireless WRT300N (7.5.3)

Packet Tracer Skills Integration Challenge

    Task 1: Configure and Verify Basic Device Configurations

    Task 2: Configure VTP

    Task 3: Configure Trunking

    Task 4: Configure VLANs

    Task 5: Assign VLANs to Ports

    Task 6: Configure STP

    Task 7: Configure Router-on-a-Stick Inter-VLAN Routing

    Task 8: Configure Wireless Connectivity

    Task 9: Verify End-to-End Connectivity

 

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