Initial Router Setup For Remote Access

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The following lab can be completed using any Cisco Emulator supporting the appropriate feature(s).

The purpose of this lab is to reinforce basic router configuration including naming the router, connecting two routers via an ethernet connection, and establishing logon procedures for remote access including secure remote access. Remote access if a key design feature of any network. It provides efficiency of management by preventing unnecessary trips to distant devices for simple tasks. Secure access is provided to prevent unauthorized access and data gathering from packet captures on plain text traffic.

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Lab Task List
  • Configure the host names on the routers to match the diagram above
  • Configure an Ethernet Link between R1 and R2:
    • IP address 172.16.12.0X/27 where “X” is the router number.
  • Configure local usernames on both routers:
    • Username is AdminX where “X” is the router number
    • Password is P@ssw0rd
  • Configure the enable secret to be P2Labs
  • Configure the router to hide all plain text password
  • Configure R1 to accept only telnet connections on all remote access lines. Telnet should request the local credentials
  • Configure R2 to accept only SSH connections on all remote access line. Use local login accounts and SSH Version 2.
  • Ensure that remote sessions are disconnected after 5 minutes of inactivity
  • Verify the configuration by opening a telnet connection from R2 to R1.
  • Verify the configuration by opening an ssh connection from R1 to R2

Lab Task List
    • Configure the host names on the routers to match the diagram above

    • Configure an Ethernet Link between R1 and R2:
        • IP address 172.16.12.0X/27 where “X” is the router number.

    • Configure local usernames on both routers:
        • Username is AdminX where “X” is the router number
        • Password is P@ssw0rd

    • Configure the enable secret to be P2Labs

    • Configure the router to hide all plain text password

    • Configure R1 to accept only telnet connections on all remote access lines. Telnet should request the local credentials

    • Configure R2 to accept only SSH connections on all remote access line. Use local login accounts and SSH Version 2.

    • Ensure that remote sessions are disconnected after 5 minutes of inactivity


This will be the how/why of the lab.


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