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Branch Connections

Chapter Description

Broadband solutions provide teleworkers with high-speed connection options to business locations and to the Internet. In this sample chapter from Connecting Networks v6 Companion Guide, identify branch connection options for small to medium-sized businesses, basic configuration for a PPPoE connection on a client router, and more.

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Objectives

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

  • What are the remote-access broadband connection options for small- to medium-sized businesses?

  • What is the appropriate broadband connection for a given network requirement?

  • What is PPPOE and how does it operate?

  • What is the basic configuration for a PPPoE connection on a client router?

  • What are the benefits of VPN technology?

  • What are the features of site-to-site and remote-access VPNs?

  • What is the purpose and what are the benefits of GRE tunnels?

  • How do you troubleshoot a site-to-site GRE tunnel?

  • What are the basic BGP features?

  • What are the basic BGP design considerations?

  • How do you configure an eBGP branch connection?

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