Cisco Home Laboratory Tutorial: Buying And Building A Frame Relay Switch

One of the major subjects on your CCNA and CCNP tests is Frame Relay. Get more on our favorite related wiki - Click here: close remove frame. In addition, Frame Relay is among the most-popular WAN technolgies in today's networks. Finding hands-on experience with Frame Relay in Cisco net-works is not only a good idea, it is absolutely essential. Let's face it, your company will probably get a little touchy in the event that you begin tinkering with your network's Frame Relay setup.

You'll need a functioning Frame Relay cloud in your home laboratory, to practice all your important Frame Relay directions for your tests. A production network's Frame cloud includes a large amount of Frame turns, but should you choose wisely, a single Cisco router can become your house lab's total Frame cloud!

Before we look at the setting of this kind of hub (hereafter called a 'frame relay swap ~'~~), let's look at the physical demands.

The more serial ports you've, the greater. You must obtain a router with a minimum of four serial ports. For if the ports are synchronous or asynchronous body switching purposes, it generally does not matter - you merely need the ports. Browse here at visit small usb controlled relay to research the reason for it.

You will also need some DTE/DCE wires. The DCE end-of the wires will be connected to the frame change.

A great setting for a CCNA training lab is three routers that serve as 'manufacturing' routers, and a 4th router as a frame relay switch. (You will need an access server also, but that is still another article.)

What I use in my student and consumer pods is just a setup where R1 is connected to the frame switch's S1 port, R2 is connected to S2 on the frame switch, and R3 is connected to the frame switch's S3 port.

Now comes the tricky part - the setup. A-frame relay switch's config may be difficult to find, so here is a copy of mine. Pay particular attention to the config o-n locations s1, s2, and s3.