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Answer: Forwarding and Encapsulation

Answer: Forwarding and Encapsulation

🕔14:05, 22.Jan 2018

The #CCNA exam can pack a punch with what looks like a simple question, and this latest practice question is just such an example. The question asks about switch forwarding, but it combines packet encapsulation concepts. Get either wrong, and

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Answers: CLI Miscellany 1

Answers: CLI Miscellany 1

🕔09:10, 3.Aug 2016

This lab was pretty straightforward, but this answer post makes little sense without looking at the lab post first. Read the requirements, remember the command, get the syntax right, and move on. Answers below the fold.

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CLI Miscellany 1

CLI Miscellany 1

🕔09:05, 1.Aug 2016

The CCENT and CCNA R&S certifications include many prominent features that need to be configured. VLANs. Trunking. Routing protocols. IPv4 addressing. IPv6 addressing. But there are also the occasional small topic or single command that might be forgotten. This lab

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Answers: Switch IP 1

Answers: Switch IP 1

🕔12:05, 21.Nov 2015

Cisco Catalyst switches typically allow Telnet/SSH access as a matter of habit. For practice, check out the earlier lab exercise, create your own answer, and check your answer against this blog post.

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Switch IP 1

Switch IP 1

🕔12:05, 19.Nov 2015

A layer 2 switch does not need an IP address or default gateway for its primary purpose of forwarding layer 2 Ethernet frames. However, the switch does need an IP address and a default gateway for layer 3 communication, such

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Answers: CLI Passwords 2

Answers: CLI Passwords 2

🕔12:05, 7.Nov 2015

Do you know how to configure local usernames, and enable their use for login security on a Cisco router? No more sharing the same login password among all the network engineers. If you want some quick practice, go back to

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CLI Passwords 2

CLI Passwords 2

🕔12:05, 5.Nov 2015

The simplest way to protect the CLI uses passwords shared by all, rather than a per-user username and password. Using a per-user login method improves security. The easiest option for using per-user logins in a Cisco lab is to configure

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Answer: Enabling SSH and Disabling Telnet

Answer: Enabling SSH and Disabling Telnet

🕔12:05, 19.Sep 2015

This #CCENT lab may have seemed simple at first, but it has just enough steps so that it is easy to miss a step. If you did the lab on paper only, make sure to check your answer here –

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Enabling SSH and Disabling Telnet

Enabling SSH and Disabling Telnet

🕔12:05, 17.Sep 2015

Many of us start out learning about the simplest Cisco security option: one password for all users to reach user mode, with no per-user login. By today’s standards, that security method is archaic. Today’s lab lets you upgrade from that

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Answers: CLI Passwords 1

Answers: CLI Passwords 1

🕔12:05, 12.Sep 2015

Protect the console. Protect Telnet. And protect enable mode. All basic tasks, and all a useful and necessary starting point for learning about security for Cisco devices. This lab shows the answer for the related password lab. As always, first

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