How to administer Cisco router 2650 XM

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Jan 15th, 2009

Hello all, I'm a newbie with a Cisco router that I got from my job and i'll like to reset it and log in to the console and start messing around with it.

I have the cables to connect to the console and i have my laptop, now all i need to know is what to do next, Do i have to download a software to be able to administer the router or do i need to open a command line????

Please help.

Thanks

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Correct Answer by Collin Clark about 8 years 1 week ago

You'll need to check what COM port was assigned to the USB adapter (device manager in Windows). Once you know the COM port number, that will be the one you enter in hyper terminal. I've attached a couple of screen shots for you.

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snooplinux Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:31

Hi and thanks for the quick response. Unfortunately when i tried to input all the settings i don't see any option for USB input. i'm using a USB to Serial Adapter and i only see COM1-6 a few other modem options.

Is there a work around this or is there another free software with gui that i could use from cisco?

Thanks

Jon Marshall Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:36

If i understand correctly you need to select the relevant COM port and then you will get the options in the link that Collin sent.

So fire up hyperterminal, give it a name, select the COM port and then you should get the window in Collin's link.

Jon

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Collin Clark Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:40

You'll need to check what COM port was assigned to the USB adapter (device manager in Windows). Once you know the COM port number, that will be the one you enter in hyper terminal. I've attached a couple of screen shots for you.

snooplinux Thu, 01/15/2009 - 11:57

Thanks for your help, that did it. Now I'll just need to get information on the different commands. I'll google that. thanks once again

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