2509 terminal server config!!

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Jun 8th, 2007

Hi guys,

I have a 2509, 2*2501, 2520 and a 2950 switch. I also do have the DB 60 cables and the AUI to RJ 45 transceivers, and a console cable.

How can I set up a home lab especially that I have never used a 2509? Can someone advise the best way to configure my 2509 so that it acts as a terminal server? Any practise cds and other materials will also be appreciated.

Thank you

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mohammedmahmoud Fri, 06/08/2007 - 11:45


All that you need on a terminal server is the following:

Connect your terminal server to your devices console using the CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC cable (rolled).

interface loopback 0

ip address x.x.x.x y.y.y.y

line 1 16

transport input telnet

stopbits 1

no exec

and then do the reverse telnet:

telnet x.x.x.x 2nnn

where nnn = the line number, ex: if 8 then nnn = 008.

Before doing this do show line, and make sure that there is no * beside the line before doing this, and if there is a * do clear line x until the * disappear.

To disconnect, hit Ctrl-Shift-6 and then x to get back to the router prompt and then type in disconnect to close the connection.

Please check this document for more details:


HTH, please do rate all helpful replies using the scroll box on the right,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

vmzyece1977 Fri, 06/08/2007 - 13:08

Thanks Mohammed,

I will try this and definately give you a favorable rating accordingly.

Also, would you consider sending me some diagrams or scenarios that would help me through my labs?

Thanks you.

CSCO10892433 Fri, 06/08/2007 - 19:57

Hi, Victor

I gave a email to you few days ago with some simple senario. Did you received it?




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