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Routing Concepts

  • Sample Chapter is provided courtesy of Cisco Press.
  • Date: Jan 1, 2018.

Chapter Description

This sample chapter from Routing and Switching Essentials v6 Companion Guide, answer the question, “What does a router do with a packet received from one network and destined for another network?” Details of the routing table will be examined, including connected, static, and dynamic routes.

Objectives

Upon completion of this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What are the primary functions and features of a router?

  • How do you connect devices for a small, routed network?

  • How do you configure basic settings on a router to route between two directly connected networks, using CLI?

  • How do you verify connectivity between two networks that are directly connected to a router?

  • What is the encapsulation and de-encapsulation process used by routers when switching packets between interfaces?

  • What is the path determination function of a router?

  • What are the routing table entries for directly connected networks?

  • How does a router build a routing table of directly connected networks?

  • How does a router build a routing table using static routes?

  • How does a router build a routing table using a dynamic routing protocol?

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