l did used the tftpdnld to get the IOS up and running still encountering problems. Could someone help me out pls.
rommon 16 > IP_ADDRESS=192.168.1.3
rommon 17 > IP_SUBNET_MASK=255.255.255.0
rommon 18 > DEFAULT_GATEWAY=192.168.1.1
rommon 19 > TFTP_SERVER=192.168.1.2
rommon 20 > TFTP_FILE=c2600-adventerprisek9-mz.124-9.t2.bin
rommon 21 > tftpdnld
Invoke this command for disaster recovery only.
WARNING: all existing data in all partitions on flash will be lost!
Do you wish to continue? y/n: [n]: y
PHY did not complete auto-negotation, status = 0x100
ARP: address resolution for 192.168.1.2 timed out.
ARP failed with failure code 1. TFTP transfer aborted.
TFTP: Operation terminated prematurely.
With the crossover cable, you should be able to successfully run tftpdnld, which is WAY faster and more reliable than xmodem.
The xmodem failure may be because of flow control - Pick a slower xmodem speed or use tftpdnld.
If you can't get a crossover cable, you can connect the laptop and router to a switch. A direct connection is not needed for tftp.