Synopses & Reviews
Your friendly guide to routers and switches
Packed with real-world networking tips and solutions
Explains complex technologies -- in plain English!
Your road map to Cisco components, protocols, and terms
Whether you're a beginner or an experienced system administrator, these handy tips will help you set up and manage a network using Cisco software and hardware. This friendly guide offers easy-to-follow explanations of everything from different Cisco router models and their uses to the pros and cons of various types of network structures.
Discover how to:
* Design the right network for the job
* Use various addressing techniques
* Integrate firewalls and proxy servers
* Store data in different router memory types
* Set up internetworks
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* Tear-out cheat sheet
* Top ten lists
* A dash of humor and fun
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IT professionals looking to maximize their career options can discover just what they need to know to administer a Cisco network. Readers will appreciate the clear explanations and step-by-step examples. Expert authors cover the basic terminology as well as more advanced configuration concepts and procedures. The CD includes design aids.
This authoritative guide is a great tool for beginning network administrators, covering basic terminology, router and switch fundamentals, and explanations of more advanced configuration concepts and procedures.
About the Author
Ron Gilster, who authored A+ Certification For Dummies, organized one of the first Cisco Academies at Walla Walla College.
Kevin Ulstad coauthored CCNA For Dummies with Ron Gilster.
Table of Contents
Part I: Networking Basics.
Chapter 1: Networking No Longer Means Passing Out Your Business Card.
Chapter 2: The ISO OSI and Other Weird Groups of Letters.
Chapter 3: Putting the Network Together.
Chapter 4: Network Media: A Primer.
Part II: Network Operations.
Chapter 5: Transporting Data: TCP/IP, Datagrams, Packets, and Frames.
Chapter 6: Working With Those Weird Numbers.
Chapter 7: The Curse of the Subnet Mask and Other Boolean Tales.
Chapter 8: Operating the Network.
Part III: Cisco Networking.
Chapter 9: Installing Routing and Switching on the LAN.
Chapter 10: Working with Routers.
Chapter 11: Setting Up and Saving the Router.
Chapter 12: Going the Full Route.
Part IV: Managing a Cisco Network.
Chapter 13: Working at the Command Line.
Chapter 14: Making It Do What You Want.
Chapter 15: Guarding the Doors.
Part V: LANs and WANs.
Chapter 16: Switching Around the LAN.
Chapter 17: Making a WAN Work.
Chapter 18: Implementing Firewalls, Proxies, and Safety Measures.
Chapter 19: Designing Your Network.
Part VI: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 20: Ten Really Great Sites for More Information.
Chapter 21: Ten Things You Should Remember When Designing Your Network.
Chapter 22: Ten Network Installation Tips.
Chapter 23: Ten Things to Check When Configuring a Cisco Router.
Part VII: Appendixes.
Appendix A: Cisco IOS Commands.
Appendix B: A Glossary of Networking Terms.
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