This is Lab 07 where we are going to learn about using the routing table, how to set up static routes, and verifying that everything works by pinging between all three routers. This tutorial uses Networkcraft – The Online Network Simulator to walk you through this tutorial and so that you can practice programming the
Welcome back to another tutorial on learning how how to configure a Cisco router to help prepare you for the CCENT and CCNA Exams. In the previous labs we learned how to use the command line interface to name your router, add a password, configure telnet and encrypt passwords. In this lab we are going
Welcome to CCNA Lab 04: Using the Service Password-Encryption Command. Each lab that I write is geared to help you learn and establish a foundation of networking skills that will not only help you pass the CCNA Exam, but will help you make a knowledgable network administrator. These labs use Networkcraft – The Online Network
Just like I talked about in Lab 01 and Lab 02 the importance of these labs is to get you familiar with learning the command line interface on Cisco Routers and Switches. On the CCNA Exam Cisco will have at least two complete labs where you have to know many different commands and configuration settings
The CCNA Exam focuses on making sure you really understand how to configure Cisco routers and switches and not just memorize answers to multiple choice questions. So in order to help you understand how to configure Cisco Equipment I built Networkcraft – The Online Network Simulator along with these labs that I’m writing to walk
Head on over to the registration page to sign up for an Online Network Simulator account. Why Register?? In the future as a registered member you will be able to save your router configurations, create larger networks, receive new features early, and many other things. More updates are coming soon! Click here to register or
Hi Everybody! I just wanted everyone to know that even though I haven’t posted a new blog post in a while or written about my online router simulator it isn’t because I’ve neglected this website or more importantly YOU my readers. I care a lot about you guys. I know that getting your CCNA is
I probably would have had this done yesterday, but it took me forever to fix some little errors that I had in my code today. But anyways, it’s done now and functional. I still need to make some more tweaks and add functionality for the enable secret password command. Rather than just showing you a
Another important topic that will show up on both the CCENT Exam and the CCNA Exam is DNS. This post will cover a basic DNS configuration on your Cisco Router.
Your router will need to connect to an external dns server either from your ISP or a public dns server so that you can have internet access. A DNS server will translate a domain name like facebook.com to an ip address like 184.108.40.206. These translations will be cached in your Cisco router. So that when another computer inside of your local network needs to translate facebook.com again it will not have to query the external server, but just use what is in the cache.
An important command for the CCENT Exam and one of the first things to do when configuring your Cisco router is to change it’s name so that you can easily distinguish it from other routers in your network. You may be wondering how would I get confused about which router I’m configuring? Well, when you are logged in remotely through telnet, or maybe somebody else you’ve asked to configure the router may not be familiar with your setup will be less likely to make a configuration mistake if the routers are configured with unique names.