Router Startup

Router Startup

As shown in the above figure, Norman laptop is connected with Norman router through a console cable. You need to connect to the console port of the  router to the COM port in the PC/Laptop.

Router-Startup

 

As shown in the above figure, Norman laptop is connected with Norman router through a console cable. You need to connect to the console port of the  router to the COM port in the PC/Laptop.

  • The router console port is shown below:

router-console-port

The console port is marked with circle. You can find the console port on a Cisco router easily, as all port names are mentioned in the router. You can connect to the console port of  router and the COM port of Laptop/PC. Run the PUTTY Program in your Desktop/PC/Laptop (you can download it for free from www.putty.org).

PUTTY

  • After opening the port, the router image will load as shown below

opening-the-port

The router is decompressing the image. After it is finished, the router prompt will be displayed as shown below.
prompt-will-be-displayed

The above image shows the “System Configuration Dialog. The router will work as a wizard – which which means that if you enter “yes”, the router will take you through a time consuming process step by step. If you enter “No”, you have to configure it manually. I recommend that students enter “No” and configure it manually, because manual configuration is the best practice for passing the CCNA Exam, because they emphasize Command Line rather than this automatic configuration.

emphasize

 

As you can see in the above image, we have entered the router Prompt (i.e., router>).

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