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Router Advice needed

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by Peter, Sep 24, 2005.

  1. Peter

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    I have just configured passwords on one of my routers, but the second one just will not play ball,
    I pluged it in the same as the last and the lights are on but it just does not display any info/bootup in Hyper Terminal,
    has anyone got any idea on this.
    Cheers.:cry:
     
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  2. Boycie
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    Boycie Senior Beer Tester

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    Sorry Pete, Cisco is something I know nothing about. I am sure someone who does will be along soon.
     
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  3. Peter

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    Thank's boyce, that makes two of us cheers.:D
     
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  4. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Have you made sure that the Hyperterminal session is running at the default settings, i.e. 9600 kbps?

    I've seen something simillar when I was doing a lab but cant remember how it was resolved. I think that I just kept trying and eventually it worked.
     
  5. The_Geek

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    I'm just making sure you have the console cable connected into the console port.
     
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  6. Peter

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    I have the console cable in the console port and it is set at 9600kbps, I have two routers and the other one boots up no probs, this is all new to me so I will try anything.

    Cheers.
     
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  7. Pete01

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    Can you connect them to each other and see if they see each other?

    If you have a serial cable between them maybe typing -' show cdp neighbor' will bring something up?

    has the second one ever worked or is this the first time you've plugged it in?
     
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  8. Peter

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    Hi Guy's I have conected them with a cat 5 cable and ran the command, and as I am new to all this can you help make me understand the outcome and where to go from here.


    Router#show cdp neighbor
    Capability Codes: R - Router, T - Trans Bridge, B - Source Route Bridge
    S - Switch, H - Host, I - IGMP, r - Repeater
    Device ID Local Intrfce Holdtme Capability Platform Port ID
    Router#
     
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  9. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Is that all you got from the output?

    Waht you should have seen is something which refers to the neighbouring router.

    From what you have shown us there I'm making an assumption that it can't see the neighbouring router at all. :rolleyes:
     
  10. Peter

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    would it be ok to use a cat 5 cable into the ethernet port on each router, please bare in mind I am new to this.
     
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  11. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Yes. Cant se any reason why not.
     
  12. Peter

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    Well in that case I have got a feeling that it is goosed.:cry:
     
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  13. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Is this router second hand? If so the person who had it configured before you may have turned off CDP on it (can't see why though). Is there any way you can get in ouch with whoever you bought the router off to see if they can help you get into it?
     
  14. Peter

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    The good news is I did not pay for it, but the person I got it from has just gone on hols for two weeks.
     
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  15. Pete01

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    From one router to another you'll need a crossover cable to connect using ethernet, same with PC to router over ethernet.

    Did you get a serial cable with DCE on one end and DTE on the other end?

    If you have got a DTE/DCE serial cable read this
     
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  16. simongrahamuk
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    simongrahamuk Hmmmmmmm?

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    Good point! why is it always the simplest of things that you forget about? :oops:
     
  17. Pete01

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    I only thought of that because I'm cramming facts and figures, I've got a chart with all the ethernet cable specifications, maximum lengths, 802.x, 10/100/1000 base whatever, cat x, I'm actually starting to feel a bit like Jack Nickolson in the Shining over it:

    10Base 2 maximum length = 185 metres
    10base 5 maximum length = 500 metres
    10base T maximum length = 100 metres
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    The thing to remember is that 'like to like' devices connect over crossover cables, so:

    switch to switch = xover
    switch to router = straight
    PC to PC = xover
    PC to switch = straight
    hub to hub = xover
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    and so on and so forth......

    Then there are the 'like to like' devices such as hubs and switches and PC's and routers :blink :

    Hub to switch = xover
    PC to router = xover

    I think I'll go outside now, the birds are singing and the chavs are chirping on their way to school, I'll leave the axe behind though :dry
     
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