Let me start by saying that I am a newbie and I am trying to learn as fast as I can. I have searched if someone has posted similar questions in the past however I couldn't find anything that is similar.
I just got the 1811 router and I am trying to config it. I would like to config the router using SDM however I can't get to the point of being able to assign an IP address to the computer that is connected to the router.
In order to config the router, I have connected a cable from FastEthernet2 to my Laptop's NIC and have also connected the console cable. I manage to connect to the router's IOS using HyperTerminal.
What I have tried to do is:
1. Enabled FastEthernet2 with no IP assignment.
2. Configured Vlan0 (as far as I understand, this is the default VLAN for FastEthernet ports - please correct me if I am wrong) by typing the following
ip address 192.168.0.1 255.255.255.0
Then I have enabled FastEthernet2 and
typed the following under the config section of that port:
switchport access vlan 1
I clicked on CTRL+Z twice
I have also tried to enable the http server:
ip http server
ip http port 8080
ip http authentication local
ip http secure-server
I have tried to set a static ip on my laptop with 192.168.0.1 as the gateway. I have tried to ping the router without any success. I have also tried to
enter 192.168.0.1 as the router's address at the initial screen of SDM however it couldn't find the server.
I am not sure if all the steps that I have made make sense if there are missing steps. Could you please provide me with your feedback on what I have do and why it might not work?
The following link should help you.
HTH.Please rate if it does.