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Cisco® Networking All-in-One For Dummies® by Edward Tetz

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Chapter 3: Configuring Switches

In This Chapter

check.png Configuring a basic switch with the most common options

check.png Configuring passwords for different interfaces

check.png Running the Setup Wizard

check.png Setting up a new user

Switch configuration is important to maximizing the performance of your network. Although, in many cases, you can just take your new switch out of the box and plug it into a port on an existing switch and be fine, if you have not changed any of the settings on your other switches, you will not be getting the best performance from these switches or your network.

In this chapter, you find out how to apply a basic configuration on your switch and gain a firm grasp on what you need to do to complete your switch configuration, from examining ports to creating users to managing switches. I show you what you need to do from the command line as well as some of the graphical tools that are available to you with Cisco products. Later chapters in this minibook cover some of the more advanced switching topics.

Switching with the Internetwork Operating System (IOS)

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