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New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

Hey guys,

I am a total newbie to cisco hardware. I need to learn the basic cisco commands.

I have purchased the 1701 adsl router which i need to configure at my home. What do you guys recommend me to do??

Need to take the first step so i learn have to configure my router and take it from there.




Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

New Member

Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

Thanks for the links, i am sure they will help me configure my router. I need to learn the commands and what they mean, should i but cisco books or any other advise that would help me with this??


Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

I recommend you first-step series book from Ciscopress


New Member

Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

That's alot of reading to do, is it not better to read the cisco for dumbies serious??

New Member

Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

Ok i am really confused, i can terminal into my 1701 router but i don't know where to begin...

How do i set this up so i can configure in web browser for a start??

New Member

Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

I am after the guide on how to enable web browser interface, which guide is that??

Also how do i configure the lan adaptor??

New Member

Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise


Can you reply me which version of IOS you have in your Cisco router.

For that you just go to router Terminal.

And type the SHOW VERSION command.


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Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

Authorized access only!

Disconnect IMMEDIATELY if you are not an authorized user!

User Access Verification

Username: root



Cisco IOS Software, C1700 Software (C1700-K9O3SY7-M), Version 12.3(2)XE, EARLY D


Synched to technology version 12.3(3.5)T

TAC Support:

Copyright (c) 1986-2003 by Cisco Systems, Inc.

Compiled Tue 18-Nov-03 23:26 by ealyon

ROM: System Bootstrap, Version 12.2(7r)XM2, RELEASE SOFTWARE (fc1)


gateway uptime is 8 minutes

System returned to ROM by power-on

System restarted at 00:51:37 PCTimeZone Fri Mar 1 2002

System image file is "flash:c1700-k9o3sy7-mz.123-2.XE.bin"

This product contains cryptographic features and is subject to United

States and local country laws governing import, export, transfer and

use. Delivery of Cisco cryptographic products does not imply

third-party authority to import, export, distribute or use encryption.

Importers, exporters, distributors and users are responsible for

compliance with U.S. and local country laws. By using this product you

agree to comply with applicable laws and regulations. If you are unable

to comply with U.S. and local laws, return this product immediately.

A summary of U.S. laws governing Cisco cryptographic products may be found at:

If you require further assistance please contact us by sending email to

Cisco 1701 (MPC860P) processor (revision 0x200) with 58793K/6743K bytes of memor


Processor board ID FOC07501K0R (1198136411), with hardware revision 0000

MPC860P processor: part number 5, mask 2

1 FastEthernet interface

1 ISDN Basic Rate interface

1 ATM interface

32K bytes of NVRAM.

32768K bytes of processor board System flash (Read/Write)

Configuration register is 0x2102


Re: New to Cisco, NEED learning advise

hi Sunny,

first of all let me know which image you are having in your router with the version number. there are two types of images are there one is .bin formated and other is .tar formated. .bin file is only the cisco IOS and when ever we are talking about .tar file then it is having two file one is .html and other is .bin. In .tar form file .bin is Cisco IOS and .html is the webbase file...hop this will help you.

still if you want further help then post the image and cisco ios name...

and when ever you are going to configure Ethernet port using cli you need to use followin comands


1700#conf t

1700(confg)# interface ethernet

sunny here you first check it out which ethernt port you are having ethernet or fastethernet.

1700(conf-if)#ip address A.B.C.D subnetmask

#no shut

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