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Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab
Discovering computer networks: hands on in the Open Networking Lab

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13.6 Summary of Session 13

This session has largely been revision for setting up a simple network and you’ve revisited commands and procedures you’ve covered earlier in the course. It’s given you an opportunity to consolidate your learning and practise your network set-up skills. It’s also explained some terms and concepts that may have been puzzling you.

Commands

In this session you have used the following commands.

CommandResult
configure terminalEnter global configuration mode
enableEnter privileged execution mode
interface <interface ID>Enters into interface configuration mode
ip address<IP address>Configure an IP address and subnet mask on an interface
no shutdownRestarts the interface
show ip interface briefDisplays the current state of the network interfaces

New terms

In this session you have met the following terms.

configuration file

A file created by the Cisco IOS to store device settings.

Fast Ethernet

A type of Ethernet with a top speed of 100 megabits per second.

Gigabit Ethernet

A type of Ethernet with a top speed of 1 gigabit per second.

Internetwork Operating System (IOS)

The operating system used on Cisco devices.

virtual local area network (VLAN)

LANs that are based on logical connections rather than physical connections.