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Cisco Networking Academy's Introduction to Routing Concepts

Chapter Description

This chapter introduces and explains the primary functions and features of a router and explains the process for connecting and configuring devices to the router. It continues by describing the process by which routers manage packets, determine data paths, and build routing tables.

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Key Terms

This chapter uses the following key terms. You can find the definitions in the Glossary.

  • default gateway
  • physical topology
  • logical topology
  • availability
  • scalability
  • reliability
  • Random Access Memory (RAM)
  • Read-Only Memory (ROM)
  • Non-Volatile Random Access Memory (NVRAM)
  • Flash
  • process switching
  • fast switching
  • Cisco Express Forwarding (CEF)
  • IP address
  • subnet mask
  • topology diagram
  • addressing table
  • statically assigned IP address
  • dynamically assigned IP address
  • console cable
  • terminal emulation software
  • switched virtual interface (SVI)
  • High-Speed WAN Interface Card (HWIC)
  • loopback interface
  • directly connected network
  • remote network
  • Gateway of Last Resort
  • metric
  • best path
  • equal cost load balancing
  • unequal cost load balancing
  • administrative distance
  • routing table
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