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  • How to configure a Cisco Router, Switch, or Firewall from the CONSOLE port

    This message is for Cisco newbie's only-->

    If you are new to using Cisco devices (routers, switches, and firewalls), these devices do not usually come with any kind of configuration. They aren't like Linksys or Netgear home routers that automatically boot up and give you a DHCP IP address.

    To configure these devices, you usually have to connect your PC/laptop, using a Serial port, to the CONSOLE port on the Cisco device. Once physically connected, you need a Terminal Emulator to create the configuration. Hyperterminal comes with Windows Hyperterminal. This can be use to configure any Cisco device, either from the CONSOLE port or, once the device is on the network, using telnet.

    To learn more about how to do this, please checkout our new Petri Knowledgebase article about this topic:
    http://www.petri.com/csc_how_to_use_...d_switches.htm

    If you have any questions, let me know.

    Thank you,
    David Davis
    David Davis - Petri Forums Moderator & Video Training Author
    Train Signal - The Global Leader in IT Video Training
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