How to take console of a Cisco Router?

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I want to take console of the Cisco Router at my workplace under my personal computer, sitting at home. I am a complete novice to Network Routing Protocols and the Internet too isn’t proving to be of much help. Can you provide me with the guidelines if the same can be made possible somehow?

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How to take console of a Cisco Router?


Every Cisco router/switch is supposed to have a “console port” at the back, which is used to connect to a computer. It is usually an RJ45 port. Use a “roll over” cable to connect to the serial ports of the PCs. See that one end of the cable is of RJ49 type while a DB9 to RJ45 converter was molded on the other. This type is called a reverse telnet connection.

Then type the following in the ifconfig terminal:


Console#configure terminal

Console(config)#line 1 16

Console(config-line)#no exec

Console(config-line)#exec-timeout 0

Console(config-line)#transport input telnet

Console(config)#interface loopback 0

Console(config-if)#ip address

To access this from the console router use the command telnet Router1 and you will find that you have achieved console over the router form your PC.

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