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How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

Hi,

I have CISCO 2960 switch at my LAN. Kindly guide me for how to configure its IP address from console or hyper terminal ?

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Re: How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

Cisco Employee

Re: How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

Hi Fried,

You can configure ip address on only 1 logical(vlan) layer 3 interface which can be used for only management purpose.

Something like this

Switch(config)#interface

Switch(config-int)#ip address

Switch(config-int)#no shut

HTH

Ankur

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Re: How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

Hi,

I addition to the console configuration you can also use a feature called as express setup on 2960's. Please see the link below for express setup config on 2960'.

http://www.cisco.com/univercd/cc/td/doc/product/lan/cat2960/1225see1/gsg/9368_bk.pdf

HTH,

-amit singh

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How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

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How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

Hi,

Hope the below procedure will help you.

Connect the switch to your computer with the blue serial cable that should have been included with the switch. Connect the RJ-45 end of the cable to the switch. This is the end that resembles a large telephone connector. Connect the 9-pin d-shell end of the cable to your computer’s serial port.


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Power on your computer and configure and establish a terminal session to the switch. You can use any software that provides terminal emulation, and there are several free programs available on the Internet, including CRT, Putty and HyperTerminal. Set the terminal session parameters to Xon/Xoff flow control, 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit and no parity.


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Power on the switch and look for the startup messages. Check your terminal session settings if you do not see the messages after a minute or so. Be sure the terminal session settings are correct.


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Continue to the initial configuration dialog and basic management setup by accepting the defaults of “yes” at the prompts. You can accept the defaults by just pressing “Enter.”


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Press “Enter” when prompted for the host name to accept the default of “Switch,” or enter a different host name and press “Enter.”


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Enter the enable secret password, and press “Enter.” Repeat this process for the enable password and the virtual terminal password. Be sure to write down all three passwords and store them in a secure place.


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If you are prompted about SNMP Network Management accept the default by pressing “Enter.” Enter “vlan1” and press “Enter." This will identify the interface that will be used to connect to the management network.


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Enter “yes” when prompted to “Configure IP on this interface?” and press “Enter.” Enter the IP address for the switch and press “Enter.” Enter the subnet mask at the prompt and press “Enter.”


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Enter “no” if prompted to “enable as a cluster command switch,” and press “Enter.” The switch will now display the current configuration, and you will be given three options.


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Enter “2” and press “Enter” to save the configuration to NVRAM and exit. When the switch returns with its prompt, you are finished with the initial configuration for your Cisco 2960 switch.


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    Regards,

    Naidu.

    New Member

    Re: How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

    Are you saying there is no way to do this with a usb cable? I don't have the other cable.

    Kathi

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    Clinton County MI

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    Purple

    How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

    Hi,

    you'll need a usb-serial converter then like this one:

    http://www.aten.com/products/productItem.php?pcid=20050107104554001&psid=20050117102915002&pid=2005022316346005

    Regards.

    Alain

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    New Member

    Re: How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

    Then, what’s the purpose of the USB port on the front of the switch? #5 in the figure below?

    From the link you sent me, would I plug the USB end into # 4 below and the serial end into my PC?

    Kathi

    Kathleen Weigold

    System Support Analyst

    Clinton County

    MIS Department

    100 East Street Suite G200

    St. Johns, MI 48879 (USA)

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    Purple

    How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

    Hi,

    no you would put the usb side into your pc and the console cable from console port into the serial of the converter.

    But you can also access it via the mini usb (4) with a correct cable and drivers installed, I've never configured one with such a usb port so I didn't know.

    Regards.

    Alain

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    New Member

    Re: How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

    Thanks much for your help.

    Kathi

    Kathleen Weigold

    System Support Analyst

    Clinton County

    MIS Department

    100 East Street Suite G200

    St. Johns, MI 48879 (USA)

    Phone: (989) 224-5111 Fax (989) 224-5102

    E-mail to: weigoldk@clinton-county.org

    This message is the property of Clinton County and falls under the rules and regulations of the Board of Commissioners Internet Policy Act.

    Silver

    How to configure CISCO 2960 switch.

    Hi,

    You can achieve to configure switch IP address by running Express Setup using standard Cat5 or 6 Ethernet cable (ie. no console serial cable or USB converter necessary).

    To learn how to run Express Setup please see the Getting Started Guide which can be downloaded from the links beneath:

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2960/hardware/quick/guide/2960gsg_24_48_port.html

    (24 or 48 port 2960 switches),

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2960/hardware/quick/guide/ol14970.html

    (8 port 2960 switches),

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2960/hardware/quick/guide_stack/All_languages/2960S.html

    (2960-S switches),

    http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2960c_3560c/hardware/quick/guide/all_languages/2960c_3560_c_gsg.html

    (2960-C switches).

    The procedure is basically the same across all these models.

    Good Luck!

    Best regards,

    Antonin

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