update ios via console port?

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Jun 1st, 2007
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is it possible to update the ios via the console port? If so can you point me in the direction of some documentation or how-to do it?

Correct Answer by pstebner1 about 9 years 12 months ago

You can:


http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_tech_note09186a008015bfac.shtml


but it takes forever. You're better off consoling-up and then connecting a crossover from an ethernet port to your pc.(I assume this is a router. If it's a switch you don't need a crossover) Then run a TFTP server on your pc.


HTH,

Paul

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rbreidenstein Fri, 06/01/2007 - 11:54
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Thanks for your reply. the switch will not pass POST so i can't connect via ip to anything, only got the console port to work with. I got the xmodem copy working.

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