Things to keep in mind while configuring Cisco® router settings
Routers are mainly used to connect several networks by exchanging the routing information. The router is a network device that contains a database called IP routing table. The routers learns the IP addresses and are directly connected networks by default. Cisco has developed a series of routers for providing industry solution. The Cisco series varies on the basis of capabilities, port density, and IOS software. Cisco routers provide IOS software. The Cisco IOS software program performs several types of commands generating any type of output. The user can differentiate the Cisco router series for offering solutions to three types of environments. They are home office solution, branch office or small office solution, and head office or central site solution. Cisco is a world famous company delivering routers and other networking devices. Cisco routers are known as a better solution for most of the WAN environments.
- Configure a Cisco router
- IP Address configuration
- Routing protocol configuration
Configure a cisco router
It is very simple to configure a Cisco router. The port of the Cisco router must be connected with the com port of your computer system. The connection is done through the UTP roll over cable. Then you have to open hyper terminal to make a session and give a name. The com port must be on restore default settings; then the user has to go to the properties of com port and press the 'Enter' key. The set-up mode of the Cisco router would run on your hyper terminal; after this, you just go to the set-up mode with the help of the configuration dialogue. The basic configurations are to enable secret password and configuring of hostname.
IP Address configuration
IP address configuration of Cisco router is important. To configure IP address in Cisco router, you just have to follow these steps. The steps are enter privileged EXEC mode â” ’ router enable password â” ’ configure terminal command â” ’ enter the interface type port. This is for entering the interface configuration mode. Then enter the IP address and subnet mask of the interface. At last, exit the configuration mode by pressing 'Ctrl-Z'.
To configure routing protocol, first of all the user has to enter privileged EXEC mode and enable password. The next step is entering the terminal command to â” ’ global configuration mode â” ’ go to the router rip command. After these steps, add the network number to use RIP; then repeat this step for all the numbers. Then to turn off RIP, use the 'No router rip' command.
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