Copyright Academy Approach to Labs In the academy lab, all the networks will be connected with serial or Ethernet cables and the students can see and physically touch all the equipment. Devices that make up the WAN cloud are simulated by the connection between the back-to-back DTE-DCE cables.
Copyright Connecting Console Interfaces 1. Configure terminal emulation software on the PC for the following: –The appropriate com port –9600 baud –8 data bits –1 stop bit –No parity –No flow control 2. Connect a rollover cable to the router console port (RJ-45 connector). 3. Connect the other end of the rollover cable to the RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter 4. Attach the female DB-9 adapter to a PC.
Copyright Internetwork Routers Any internetwork must include the following: –Consistent end-to-end addressing –Addresses that represent network topologies –Best path selection –Dynamic routing –Switching