Answers: Serial Config 2

Wendell
By Wendell February 17, 2016 09:05

This latest lab requires just a few commands on two neighboring routers to get a serial link working. Configure PPP, IPv4 addresses, and get the link up and working with the Telco serial link. Check the original requirements first, create your answer, and check back here to compare your answer with ours.

 

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Figure 1: Two Routers with IP Subnets

Example 1: R1 Config

Example 2: R2 Config

 

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Most serial interfaces on Cisco devices support a number of different encapsulation types including the three most common: HDLC, Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP), and Frame Relay. This lab asks for PPP, requiring then the encapsulation ppp command on both routers’ serial interfaces.

For a link created by the Telco, the Telco provides clocking. The routers need a clock rate interface subcommand only if creating a serial link with back-to-back serial cables in a lab. So, your config should not include a clock rate command.

The Telco clocks the link at 768 Kbps in this case, so both routers’ serial interfaces need a bandwidth 768 command, which means 768 kbps.

Finally, each router’s serial interface needs to have its IP address set (ip address), and the interface must be enabled (no shutdown).

Serial Config 2
EIGRP for IPv6 1
Wendell
By Wendell February 17, 2016 09:05
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  1. abrakour December 17, 15:46

    Hi Wendell,
    Just a quick one. Does the telco use a different mechanism to define the link speed, other than the “clock rate” command?

    Thank you for your time,
    AK

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