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How to use the Cisco Switch..Total Newbie

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by Vips_02, Nov 11, 2009.

  1. Vips_02

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    Hi Guys
    Wondered if you could help please.
    I am planning to go for Cisco ICND 1 exam and have started styudying using the Offfical Guide to ICND1
    I recently managed to arrange for a Cisco Switch 3500XL with a console Cable
    My problem is how to use it..
    I have plugged it in to my sytem using the DB9 connector on the wire..but Can't go any further..
    Sorry guys but I have never worked on switches in my life..but need to learn..

    Could you please help hopw to go about configuring it??

    I know I know nothing but willing to learn ..
    Please help

    Many thanks
    Vip
     
    Certifications: Comptia N+,MCTS Vista,ITIL V3 Foundation
    WIP: MCITP
  2. Bri1981

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    Have a looksie on here:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8g7DvHk2Gs

    Cheers
     
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    WIP: MBA entry diploma
  3. Asterix

    Asterix Megabyte Poster

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    I remember those days, very fun times! wish i had exposure to Cisco kit at work now :cry:
     
  4. danielno8

    danielno8 Gigabyte Poster

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    If you are studying the ICND1 using the official guide, you should be able to find the chapter on connecting to cisco switch uisng console cable.

    Is there a specific bit of this part you don't understand?
     
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  5. Vips_02

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    Thanks Daniel got it working..The problem Was with Hyper Terminal not being there...
    So used Tera Term to connect my switch via Com port

    Thanks once agin!
     
    Certifications: Comptia N+,MCTS Vista,ITIL V3 Foundation
    WIP: MCITP
  6. Vips_02

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    Thanks a lot Mate.!!!Really helped!!
    though did not have hyperterminal installed on my PC I used the Tera Term tmnl for connecting my Switch..!!
    Many Thanks once agin!!
     
    Certifications: Comptia N+,MCTS Vista,ITIL V3 Foundation
    WIP: MCITP

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