Join Mike Meyers for an in-depth discussion in this video Configuring routers, part of CompTIA A+ Exam Prep (220-901) Part 5: Networking.
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- The CompTIA A+ exams expect you to be able to do…some pretty basic home router configuration.…So, I thought I would get a nice, simple home router here…and let's do some configuring.…Anyway, if you take a look at this guy,…this is a very simplistic home router.…Now, the yellow cable is actually the WAN side of my router…and you can't see the LAN side of my router.…The reason is, is because there's…actually more than a router here.…There's also a switch.…So, if you plug into any of these ports along here,…you'll plug it into the LAN side of the router.…
In fact, it's hard to read, it's impossible to read here,…but it actually says WAN on that one particular port.…Okay, now I don't have to be on the internet…to configure a router.…What I've done is I've set up my Windows 7 system…for automatically acquire an IP address,…and I know that this little guy right here…will give me a DHCP address.…Let me show you what I mean.…Okay, so, I've plugged in.…Now, this is actually interesting.…Windows 7 recognizes that I've plugged into something new,…
The CompTIA A+ 220-901 exam is comprised of six key parts. The fifth, networking, is covered by this course. Instructor Mike Meyers provides an introduction to networking by exploring cables, network IDs, IP addresses, and ports. He explains how to deal with a DNS, configure a router, and set up a wireless network while applying security standards. He also discusses Internet connections, including dial-up, broadband, wireless, and more.
Note: The six courses designed for the CompTIA A+ (220-901) exam preparation include core processing, core hardware, peripherals and building a PC, displays and printers, networking, and laptops and mobile devices.
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- Working with network cables
- Establishing a local area network (LAN)
- Communicating using ping and ipconfig
- Dealing with a DNS
- Configuring routers
- Setting up a wireless network
- Troubleshooting internet connections
- Connecting to a desktop remotely
- Transferring files and selecting file sharing options
Skill Level Beginner
1. Essentials of Networking
2. Local Area Networking
Introduction to TCP/IP15m 4s
Network IDs and subnet mask11m 53s
Dynamic IP addressing9m 59s
Special IP addresses4m 38s
Ping and ipconfig7m 15s
TCP, UDP, and ICMP3m 51s
Port numbers4m 37s
Working with connections6m 24s
Understanding DNS12m 5s
Dealing with DNS8m 19s
Windows naming9m 2s
Configuring routers10m 37s
Advanced router configuration14m 47s
3. Wireless Networking
4. The Internet
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