I just purchased a new cisco 881 integrated service router for my small business.
I'm reasonably computer literate, but this is not my speciality and would appreciate some detailed help.
I've already spent the day perusing every lead through the cisco website and made no progress.
I have tried downloading and running the Cisco Configuration Professional CP software but could not get past go.
I hooked up a cable between my computer and the FE0 port, and a cable from the cable internet modem to the FE Wan port.
The first thing CP wants is the ip, which I set to 10.10.10.1 and the username login, which I set to cisco/cisco. It would not connect.
I tried pinging 10.10.10.1 from my command prompt and it got no response. So, I struck out with CP.
I tried hooking up the serial port connection and was able to get some response using hyperterminal.
However, I'm not familiar with the command language or process and the output isn't anything I've seen discussed.
It tells me I can log in one time with cisco/cisco, but must change it. It leaves me at a username# prompt.
I type the command, as I think it wants it username <name> privilege 15 secret 0 <password>, press enter and it tells me
there is an error. I've tried pressing Ctrl-Z instead of enter and get the same error. All other documentation assumes you are at a router# prompt, but I just
can't seem to add a username or get to that point. My hope is that I could set the IP address and a working name/password so that I could get CP to open up.
Once I can get the GUI opened, I'm also hoping I can import my saved configuration file from a Cisco 871 that appears to have been fried through lightening coming through the cable modem connection.
I appreciate if anyone can offer some step by step guidance to get me going.