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copy startup-config tftp + %Error opening tftp:// (Socket error)

Please advise me on the below error;; I am using tftpd for tft


Router#copy startup-config tftp
Address or name of remote host []?
Destination filename [router-confg]?
%Error opening tftp:// (Socket error)

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Try this and than test again

Try this and than test again.


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Thanks Sharifi, Did that...

Thanks Sharifi, Did that... but the error is still the ame

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This was the right answer..

This was the right answer.. Solved


im surprised you can ping without attaching a crossover cable.

because if your only using your console port to connect your pc...then you dont have ip connectivity


i think the cable your using to connect your pc to your router fa port is a straight through ethernet cable....

you see it attaches to a switch port in the back of your home router(not cisco router)

not a router port.


so you need a different cable depending on how you want to connect to your router.


you can check to see if it is a crossover cable

just peer down the end of the cable you can see the colours...

if they are in the same order on each end...then it is a straight through cable

if they have a different order...then it is a crossover cable


if your connecting to your pc via your home router.

then need to plug a straight through cable into your cisco router from your home router

and it will work

if your connecting your pc directly to your router

then you need to use  a crossover cable from the back of your your cisco router.

and it will work

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