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Error while upgrading the ios in cisco 3640

We have got a new Cisco 3640 router. I connected the console to a system which is running cisco tftp server. All the interface in the router is shutdown and the interface is not connected to any network. I wanted to upgrade the ios to the latest. I hypertermed in to the cisco router and did copy tftp flash. I gave the remote address as the address of the system which is running the tftp( The same system through which i hypertermed) then i gave the source and the destination file name and after which i get an error message

%Error opening tftp://192.168.1.243/c3640-i-mz.122-13a(socket Error)

Can some one advice me how to proceed. Should i have one ethernet interface live?

Thanks in Advance

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Re: Error while upgrading the ios in cisco 3640

As you say you are using Hyperterm I assume that you are connected to the console port. To do a tftp transfer, the tftp-server must be reachable via the network.

Bring up one interface and check ip-connectivity to the server.

Then make sure that tftp is running on this server and give it another try.

Goodluck.

Re: Error while upgrading the ios in cisco 3640

If you were stuck and needed to do it over the console, see link: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps259/products_tech_note09186a008009433b.shtml .

Hope it helps.

Steve

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