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[DFN4124 - NETWORK DESIGN]

LAB 1

LAB 1: Investigating Existing Network Devices

Learning Outcome

Use router and switch commands to obtain information about an existing network.

Background / Preparation
You have been given the task of documenting a large campus network. When you arrive at the site you
discover that the network administrator is not available and he has the only keys to the wiring closets and the
cabinets containing the existing network documentation. Since information on the network is needed as soon
as possible, you decide to discover as much information as possible using router and switch commands.
You are given access to the administrators PC and are told that the Telnet access password for all devices is
cisco and the password to enter privileged exec mode is class.

Step 1: Discover and document the first device.


a. Access the Admin PC and issue the ipconfig command from the command prompt to discover the
default gateway.

PC>ipconfig
FastEthernet0 Connection:(default port)
Link-local IPv6 Address.........: ::
IP Address......................: 10.1.10.2
Subnet Mask.....................: 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway.................: 10.1.10.1
b. Telnet to the IP address of the gateway device and enter privileged exec mode using the passwords
given above.

PC>telnet 10.1.10.1
Trying 10.1.10.1 ...Open
User Access Verification
Password: cisco
sMain>en
Password: class

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c.

Issue IOS commands such as show running-config, show ip route, show interfaces, show ip
interface brief, show version and other commands to learn about the device.

Main# show running-config


Main# show ip route
Main# show interfaces
Main# show ip interface brief
Main# show version
d. Issue IOS commands such as show cdp neighbors and show cdp neighbors detail to discover
information about connected devices. It may take a few minutes for the network to converge. If you do
not see any neighboring devices initially, repeat the commands until you do.

e. Document the information you gather in the appropriate table below.


f.

Close the Telnet session by issuing the exit command.

Main#exit

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Step 2: Discover the remaining devices.


a. Packet Tracer works best when you successfully ping a device before attempting to Telnet to it. Issue
the ping command to the IP address of one of the devices you discovered in Step 1. Repeat the ping
command until it succeeds.

b. Telnet to the IP address of the device and repeat the process in Step 1 to document the device.

PC>telnet 10.1.100.1
Trying 10.1.10.1 ...Open
User Access Verification
Password: cisco
Main>en
Password: class
Main# show running-config
Main# show ip route
Main# show interfaces
Main# show ip interface brief
Main# show version

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c.

Do not overuse the resources of Packet Tracer, do not Telnet from device to device. Always exit to the
command prompt before accessing the next device.

d. Repeat the process until all devices in the network are discovered and documented.
e. As you work, sketch out a diagram of the network devices and their interconnections.

Network Diagram:
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