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The second edition of ‘Cisco Routers for the Desperate’ from No Starch Press gives readers the information they need to solve router problems in 144 pages.

Building on the same ‘in case of emergency’ basics and quick fixes outlined in the first edition, it takes a completely command-line-orientated approach to working with the Cisco operating system, and adds coverage of switches and the latest Cisco terminology.

As well as sections on basic router maintenance and circuit troubleshooting, ‘Cisco Routers for the Desperate’, Second Edition covers: Configuration – setting up router and network connections correctly; Troubleshooting – how to determine whether a failure or slowdown is due to an ISP problem or your hardware; Security – how to keep network equipment safe from attacks and install a private network between two offices; Network redundancy – how to reduce downtime using BGP and HSRP; Integration – how to update and maintain routers and switches and add hardware into existing networks.

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