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Cisco Router 1811 setup

I am using a trial version of PowerVT to connect to my router. My laptop is connected to the console port on the router with an Ethernet cable.

Do I use the telenet or the terminal connection? I have tried both. The terminal only connetct to the com ports. Do I have to do something

to direct the Ethernet to a com port?


Hello,Try using the Console


Try using the Console cable (light blue, RJ-45 to DB-9).


Connecting a PC to the Router Console Port

This step is optional; it is required only if you want to use the Cisco IOS CLI instead of SDM to configure or troubleshoot the router. To use Cisco IOS, you must connect the router to a terminal or to a PC with terminal emulation software. Terminal emulation software should be configured with the following settings:

9600 baud

8 data bits

No parity bits

1 stop bit

The Cisco 1800 Series Integrated Services Routers (Fixed) Software Configuration Guide describes how to configure the router by using Cisco IOS software.


Configuration guide below



Hope this helps...