How to Activate or Config Router so I can telnet into it

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Jul 22nd, 2003

Does anyone now how or what commands I type at the router config line (and where I place the password) so as to activate the ability to telnet into it?

Router model: 1721

A million thanks!

John McCarthy

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thisisshanky Tue, 07/22/2003 - 16:24

Configuration no 1 : If you use this, you wont be prompted for a password while you telnet. Still you will need an enable password to get into enable mode.

enable password cisco

line vty 0 4

no login

Configuration no 2: This is a more standard type of configuration. You will need to input a telnet password as well as an enable password.

enable password cisco

line vty 0 4


password cisco

Hope that helps.

hbaerten Wed, 07/23/2003 - 05:37

and for the sake of completeness (well, without considering Radius or Tacacs authentication :))

configuration no 3:

username xxxxxxxxxx password xxxxxxxxxxx

username xxxxxxxxxx password xxxxxxxxxxx


enable password xxxxxxxxxxx

line vty 0 4

login local

This will allow you to login with a username and password (which is specific to that user).

The enable password is still unique though.

You can also implement this for the console interface, btw, just replace "line vty 0 4" with "line con 0".




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