I have a novice question regarding router ports. The scenario is that I have a new router and after connecting the cables to other devices, i log in to its console port. Since it is a new router, there are no configurations setup on its ports. Is there a way to determine at this point which ports are currently physically connected? I am asking this question because if I have several routers physically interconnected, and I want to know how to find which port is actually physically connected granting that i am not sure whether i have connected the e0 port or the e1 port of a certain router prior to configuring its IP address.
Thanks in advance to anyone who could help.