About This Guide
This section discusses the objectives, audience, organization, and conventions of this
hardware installation and conﬁguration guide.
This publication will step you through the initial site preparation and installation of the
router. Troubleshooting, maintenance procedures, and cable speciﬁcations are also
Although minimum software conﬁguration information is provided, it is not meant as
comprehensive router conﬁguration instructions. For detailed software conﬁguration
information, refer to the Cisco IOS conﬁguration guide and command reference
publications. These publications are available on the documentation CD that came with
your router or you can order printed copies. Refer to the "Ordering Documentation" section
in the "Overview of the Router" chapter for ordering information.
This publication describes a variety of router models that are similar in functionality, but
differ in the number of interfaces supported. Some information provided may not apply to
your particular router model.
This publication is designed for the person installing the router, who should be familiar with
electronic circuitry and wiring practices and have experience as an electronic or
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