Cisco Ccna: Configuring Frame-Relay

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Understand and Master Configuring Frame-Relay on Cisco routers, and Clarify its ambiguity for CCNA Students.


  • Basic Understanding of Frame-Relay.
  • Basic knowledge of Cisco IOS Commands.
  • Basic Understanding of configuring routing protocols on Cisco Routers.
  • Access to GNS3 to practice the configuration is recommended.


*** Part of the Full Course: Cisco CCNA to CCNP Transition ***

Understanding and Configuring Frame-Relay is a challenging task. For example, how and when the inverse-ARP protocol works, how to configure the frame-relay switch, and how to solve issues with routing protocols in a frame-relay network are things that usually confuse CCNA and other Cisco certifications students, and therefore are needed to be clarified.

 Although the detailed study of Frame-relay was removed from the curriculum of the CCNA  and the other Cisco Certifications, understanding how it works and how to configure it is very useful to understand the mechanizes and the issues of NBMA or Non-Broadcast Multi-Access Networks in general.

This course contains five sections:

  1. Course Introduction and Overview.
  2. Basic Frame-Relay Configuration: in which I explained the configuration of end routers and frame-relay switch, how to configure the LMI Types, how to make the router ping itself, and how to understand the status of the PVCs.
  3. Configuring Frame-Relay Multipoint sub-interfaces: in which I also explained the Inverse-ARP protocol.
  4. Solving Issues with Routing protocols: in which I explained how to solve issues with EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols when Frame-Relay is configured, and how to configure the frame-relay point-to-point sub-interfaces.
  5. Routing Lab: To further understand the previous section about solving Frame-Relay issues with routing protocols, I have added this lab about how to troubleshoot EIGRP and OSPF routing protocols in general.
  6. Practice Test: in order for the students to check their understanding of the concepts and configurations explained in the course.

I hope that that you will find this course useful, and and that it will help you to understand how to configure Frame-Relay and to clarify its ambiguity. 

Who this course is for:

  • Network Professionals who want to understand how to configure Frame-Relay on Cisco Routers.
  • CCNA Students who want to clarify the ambiguity of Frame-Relay and its configuration.

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