How much time is needed to configure a fresh router, right from loading IOS irrespective of its series? (Preferably a Cisco router.)
Answer is it depends :) Factors are the router, size of file and the configuration you want to do. A TFTP server on a LAN would take somewhere around 3-4 minutes to copy a file on an average plus some 5-6 command for a basic configuration would take another 5 minutes you type correctly and not very sluggishly. So take around 10 minute as a reasonable time for an average router, assuming all modules, cables are already connected and are live.
Than if you do some more advanced configuration like mapping. Access-list, routing protocols, crypto-maps etc they will consume more time.
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