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About This Guide

About This Guide

This section describes the objectives, audience, organization, and conventions of the Router Products Getting Started Guide. For information about related publications, refer to the Documentation Roadmap.

Document Objectives

This guide describes the setup command facility and its role within the installation and configuration process. The setup command facility is a specially designed user interface for performing first-time configuration and other basic configuration procedures on all router products, including AGS+, MGS, CGS, Cisco 2500, Cisco 3000, Cisco 4000, and Cisco 7000 systems.

This guide helps you get your router up and running quickly and uneventfully by providing preinstallation information, hardware installation information, and detailed procedures for configuration planning, first-time startup, and configuration implementation.

Some configuration parameters discussed in this document (and shown on the configuration worksheets) apply only to routers that have the protocol translation option. If your router does not have protocol translation, the interactive setup command facility does not prompt you for these parameters.


The Router Products Getting Started Guide is for customers who are responsible for the initial setup and configuration of their router. These users may have little or no experience with the router. They could be completely new to networking, or they might be familiar with basic concepts and terminology. However, this guide assumes that users

This document complements the following publications:

Document Organization

The organization of this guide reinforces the ease-of-use of the setup command facility and reflects the order in which you perform tasks. It is organized as a step-by-step planning tool that walks you through the process of setting up a router for the first time, describes how to make simple changes to the setup, and directs you to the appropriate documentation for further router configuration. Use the worksheets in Appendix A as planning and information-gathering tools for first-time startup.

The guide is organized as follows:

Document Conventions

This document uses the following conventions to convey instructions and information:

Command descriptions use these conventions:

Examples follow these conventions:

Caution Means reader be careful. In this situation, you might do something that could result in equipment damage or loss of data.

Note Means reader take note. Notes contain helpful suggestions or references to materials not contained in this manual.

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