After learning the basics of this router over the past few days I can't get the actual setup/settings to remain saved after the router has been shut down for a day or two (still learning and experimenting).
Having set it up the way I want it, both through console and SDM I either save the config through SDM or "wr me" through the console and the settings are saved without any issues.
However, whenever I've turned it off and then on again I get the "Would you like to enter initial configration dialog? [yes/no]". I've always chosen "no". I get the message that the router has undergone a cold start and my interfaces are set in a administratively down state.
Doing a "show running-setup" reveals all of my settings have been reset.
What am I doing wrong?
This is your problem... "Configuration register is 0x2142" This tells the router to bypass the startup config.
To fix go into config mode and enter "conf reg 2102" do a "wr mem" then reload