I just bought a used Cisco 1811. I have read the Cisco installation guide and connected one straight cable from my FE1 to my DSL model and another straight cable from Port number 2 of the switch to the LAN port of my computer. (I have also tried to connect it to my switch)
After the router boots, the sys OK led is in a solid green mode and the FE1 light is solid green as well. The problem is that the Ethernet port doesn't seem to work - Led number 2 doesn't turn on and the computer indicator shows the connection as inactive. I have also tried to connect port 2 to my linksys switch however the lights for the connected ports on the cisco router and linksys switch don't turn on.
I do not have the console cable hence I was planning on connecting to the router with the utility management that I got from Cisco's management.
Does anyone have an idea on what can be done to determine if the router is defective or if it's a configuration issue?
All hardware interfaces are shut down by default when you start a new router, you'll have to get the console cable and do "no shut" for the interfaces and further configure the IPs as required.
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