University of Phoenix
Router and Switch configuration
February 9, 2014
Routing configuration can be difficult at times due to every brand has a different set of options. You are able to setup your configuration to suit your needs. With cisco configuration when you boot up the computer some of the basic configuration will be already done. To see what's done the first thing you must do is type in show running-config command which sows the initial configuration. With anything you’re dealing with electronically there’s going to be at least 1 wire involved. In this case when it comes to the basics of installing and setting up a router there are a few items you need which includes the router itself as well as some network cables. The first thing you will need is a cable to your router. When you purchase routers most of them are already equipped with 1 network cable. After hooking up your router and turn it on you should have a green light on solid and not blinking. When configuring a router you want to change the hostname, change the password for privilege mode which is just a mode for general administration, and change the password for the console and setup login messages. Next you have to setup the IP addresses. Picture you have a small office with 1 laptop, 2 PC’s, the router is cabled in with straight through cable all the way to the switch. Connect the console cable to the laptop through RS cord to the laptop right to the console cable of the router. Within the laptop open up a terminal session such as HyperTerminal and you want to make sure your settings are right or default. To change the configuration of a router you need to go into global configuration mode by typing configure terminal into the command prompt . You’ll notice it will go from config t to (config) # which means that you’re in the router. To enter user configuration mode enter fastEthernet and it should change from router (config) to router (config-if) #.