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Routers: Do you speak geek?

by Kara Gattine

Are you a real Know-IT-All? How many of these router-related terms can you guess without peeking?

1. This is network bridge and a router combined in a single product.
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2. Routing is a function associated with this layer in the standard model of network programming, the Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) model.
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3. This device routes data packets between one or more LANs and an ATM backbone network.
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4. Using an appropriate algorithm, this tells a switching device what to do with the multicast packet.
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5. This forwards packets to computer hosts within a network (but not between networks).
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6. This protocol allows host computers on the Internet to use multiple routers that act as a single virtual router, maintaining connectivity even if the first hop router fails.
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7. If you're this kind of Cisco expert, you'll specialize in routing and switching, communications and services, security, or voice systems and technologies.
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8. Sometimes this layer 2 device is confused with a router.
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9. Routers use this table to control access to or from the router for a number of services.
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10. This authentication protocol provides remote access authentication and related services, such as event logging.
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How many could you guess correctly without peeking? Let us know!

This was last updated in April 2005
Posted by: Margaret Rouse

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