Cisco Router Installation and Setup Guide
If you are interested in setting up your Cisco router at a blazing speed, then follow my instruction.
Steps to install Cisco Configuration Professional
- First, download Cisco CP V2.5 from here. This is applicable only for the registered user.
- After downloading it, install it on your computer.
- If you need the latest version of CCP, visit this official CCP website.
- Then, launch your Cisco CP from your computer. To launch the CCP, go to Start > Programs > Cisco Configuration Professional and choose the Community which has the router you want to configure.
- Then, select OK.
- If you want to discover the device you want to configure, highlight the router and select the Discover button.
- See Whether your Cisco router models and iOS releases are compatible to CCPv2.5. To check, refer to the Compatible Cisco IOS releases section. For information on the PC requirements that runs CCPv2.5, refer to System Requirements section
Steps to run Cisco CP on a Cisco router
- First, connect your Cisco router using Telnet, SSH, or through the console.
- To go to global configuration mode, enter this command.
- If HTTP and HTTPS are enabled and configured to use nonstandard port numbers, you can skip this step and simply use the port number already configured.
- To enable the router HTTP or HTTPS server, using the Cisco iOS software, enter this command.
Router(config)# ip http server Router(config)# ip http secure-server Router(config)# ip http authentication local
- Also, create a user with privilege level 15 using this:
Router(config)# username <username> privilege 15 password 0 <password>
- Make sure, you have replaced <username> and <password> with the username and password that you want to configure.
- Now, configure SSH and Telnet for local login and privilege level 15.
Router(config)# line vty 0 4 Router(config-line)# privilege level 15 Router(config-line)# login local Router(config-line)# transport input telnet Router(config-line)# transport input telnet ssh Router(config-line)# exit
You can also enable local logging to support the log monitoring funtion: But this is optional
Router(config)# logging buffered 51200 warning
Steps to configure the interface of a Cisco router
- Select Home.
- And select Configure > Interface Management > Interfaces and Connections > Create Connection. Create a new connection to configure the WAN connection for the interface.
- As an example, for FastEthernet 0/1, choose the Ethernet option and click Create New Connection. For other types of interfaces like Ethernet, choose the respective interface type and click Create New Connection to proceed.
- Then, select Next.
- Select FastEthernet 0/1 and click Next.
- Now, specify the static IP address with the respective subnet mask.
- Select Next.
- Configure the default routing with optional parameters such as the next hop IP address (172.16.1.2 as per network diagram) supplied by the ISP and click Next.
- A new window appears showing the configuration summary configured by the user and click Finish.
- Here, you can see the commands delivery status to the router. If it fails, you will see an error due to incompatible commands.
- Now, select Configure > Interface Management > Interfaces and Connections > Edit Interfaces/Connections to add/edit/delete the various interfaces.
- Now, highlight the interface that you need to change and click on Edit Interface/Connection tab.
- Here, you can change the existing static IP address. Once the change is made, select OK to finish.
Steps to configure NAT of Cisco router
- Select Configure > Router > NAT > Basic NAT and select Launch the selected task.
- Then, select Next.
- Now, choose the interface and the IP address. And click Next.
- Here, you can see the configuration summary by the user. Click Finish.
- The Edit NAT Configuration window shows the configured dynamic NAT configuration with the translated IP address overloaded (PATing). If you want to configure the dynamic NATing with address pool, click Address Pool.
- Click Add.
- Now, check the Port Address Translation (PAT) and select OK.
- Select Add.
- Select Edit.
- And choose Address Pool in the Type field. And type Address Pool as pool and select OK.
- This window shows the configuration for dynamic NATing with the address pool. Click Designate NAT Interfaces.
- Use this window in order to designate the inside and outside interfaces that you want to use in NAT translations. NAT uses the inside and outside designations when it interprets translation rules because translations are performed from inside to outside, or from outside to inside. Once designated, these interfaces are used in all NAT translation rules. The designated interfaces appear above the Translation Rules list in the main NAT window.
Steps to configure Routing Configuration
- Select Configure > Router > Static and Dynamic Routing and click Add
- Then, type the destination network address with mask and choose either outgoing interface or next hop IP address. And select OK.
- Now, you will see the static route configured for the 10.1.1.0 network with 172.16.1.2 as the next hop IP address.
Steps to configure Dynamic Routing Configuration
- Select Configure > Router > Static and Dynamic Routing.
- Then, select RIP and click Edit.
- Make sure you have enabled RIP. Also, select the RIP version and click Add.
- Specify the Network address to be advertised.
- Select OK.
- Select Deliver.
- Here, you can see the dynamic RIP routing configuration.
Steps to configure Miscellaneous of Cisco router
- Select Configure > Router > Router Options and click on Edit option.
- Then, select Configure > Router Access > User Accounts/View to add/edit/delete the User Accounts to the router.
- Now, select Configure > Utilities > Save Running Config to PC to save the configuration to NVRAM of the router.
How to reset Cisco router
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