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Part 2 - Basic Ethernet LANs

A: Config Process

A: Config Process

🕔09:05, 25.Oct 2018

For #CCNA prep, we get used to a two-step process: change the configuration and use the copy run start command to save the configuration. However, what happens when you interleave some less-used commands around the same time?

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Q: Config Process

Q: Config Process

🕔09:05, 23.Oct 2018

Configuration file management can be simple – but have you mastered all the command? This next question attempts to make you stretch a bit even for what at first may seem like a straightforward topic.

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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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Question: Forwarding and Encapsulation

Question: Forwarding and Encapsulation

🕔11:05, 19.Jan 2018

You can learn how a LAN switch forwards frames in just a few minutes, and then explore that idea in different contexts throughout your entire span of studying for #CCENT and #CCNA Routing and switching. This latest practice question asks

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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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Answer: Basic Port Security 3

Answer: Basic Port Security 3

🕔12:05, 5.Dec 2015

No fluff today – just straightforward config. First do the lab as listed in the earlier post, that is, try it for yourself. (For you test takers, the point is that you learn better if you try first – it’s

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Basic Port Security 3

Basic Port Security 3

🕔13:05, 3.Dec 2015

Sometimes, #CCNA studiers get bogged down with port security, focusing on all those little optional configuration settings. But what of the main feature: securing the port? This latest lab revisits the big ideas of what a switch does using port

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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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