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ch 1 wans and routers

Ch.1 – WANs and Routers

CCNA 2 version 3.0

Rick Graziani

Cabrillo College

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Students completing this module should be able to:

  • Identify organizations responsible for WAN standards
  • Explain the difference between a WAN and LAN and the type of addresses each uses
  • Describe the role of a router in a WAN
  • Identify internal components of the router and describe their functions
  • Describe the physical characteristics of the router
  • Identify common ports on a router
  • Properly connect Ethernet, serial WAN, and console ports

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introduction to wans
Introduction to WANs

These are the major characteristics of WANs:

  • They connect devices that are separated by wide geographical areas.
  • They use the services of carriers such as the Regional Bell Operating Companies (RBOCs), Sprint, MCI, VPM Internet Services, Inc., and
  • They use serial connections of various types to access bandwidth over large geographic areas.

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Introduction to WANs
  • Routers offer many services, including internetworking and WAN interface ports.
  • Switches in the WAN provide connectivity for voice, data, and video communication.
  • Modems include interface voice-grade services, channel service units/digital service units (CSU/DSUs) that interface T1/E1 services, and Terminal Adapters/Network Termination 1 (TA/NT1s) that interface Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) services.
  • Communication servers concentrate dial-in and dial-out user communication.

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introduction to routers in a wan
Introduction to routers in a WAN

Routers connect and allow communication between two networks and determine the best path for data to travel through the connected networks.


  • Stores routing tables
  • Holds ARP cache
  • Holds fast-switching cache
  • Performs packet buffering (shared RAM)
  • Maintains packet-hold queues
  • Provides temporary memory for the configuration file of the router while the router is powered on
  • Loses content when router is powered down or restarted


  • Provides storage for the startup configuration file
  • Retains content when router is powered down or restarted

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Introduction to routers in a WAN

Flash memory

  • Holds the operating system image (IOS)
  • Allows software to be updated without removing and replacing chips on the processor
  • Retains content when router is powered down or restarted
  • Can store multiple versions of IOS software
  • Is a type of electronically erasable, programmable ROM (EEPROM)

Read-only memory (ROM) has the following characteristics and functions:

  • Maintains instructions for power-on self test (POST) diagnostics
  • Stores bootstrap program and basic operating system software
  • Requires replacing pluggable chips on the motherboard for software upgrades


  • Connect router to network for frame entry and exit
  • Can be on the motherboard or on a separate module

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router lans and wans
Router LANs and WANs
  • Smaller broadcast domains
  • Connecting Layer 3 networks

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Router LANs and WANs
  • Routers are the backbone devices of large intranets and of the Internet.
  • They operate at Layer 3 of the OSI model, making decisions based on network addresses.
  • The two main functions of a router are the selection of best path for and the switching of frames to the proper interface.
  • Routers accomplish this by building routing tables and exchanging network information with other routers.

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router role in a wan
Router role in a WAN
  • The WAN physical layer describes the interface between the data terminal equipment (DTE) and the data circuit-terminating equipment (DCE).
  • Generally, the DCE is the service provider and the DTE is the attached device. In this model, the services offered to the DTE are made available through a modem or a CSU/DSU.

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Router role in a WAN
  • The primary WAN roles of a router are therefore not routing, but providing connections to and between the various WAN physical and data-link standards.
  • For example, a router may have an ISDN interface using PPP encapsulation and a serial interface terminating a T1 line using Frame Relay encapsulation.

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academy approach to hands on labs
Academy approach to hands-on labs
  • In the academy lab, devices that make up the WAN cloud are simulated by the connection between the back-to-back DTE-DCE cables.
  • One of the routers will provide the clock rate (later).

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router internal components
Router internal components
  • CPU
  • RAM
  • Flash
  • Buses
  • ROM
  • Interfaces
  • Power Supply

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connecting console interfaces
Connecting console interfaces

When connected using the console interface, the computer is acting as a “dumb terminal”.

<Router Output>

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An understanding of the following key points should have been achieved:

  • WAN and LAN concepts
  • Role of a router in WANs and LANs
  • WAN protocols
  • Configuring encapsulation
  • The identification and description of the internal components of a router
  • The physical characteristics of a router
  • The common ports on a router
  • How to connect router console, LAN, and WAN ports

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