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Routers & Switches lucky Me

Discussion in 'Routing & Switching' started by Peter, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. Peter

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    Hi guys,

    I have just been given a catalyst 2900 series xl switch and 2 2600 series routers,
    also all the cables that I will need,

    Now for the problem, I am doing the two part ccna and I have read the intro but I dont have enough knowlage to go ahead and set it all up, can anyone tell me what terminal emulator program would be the best and can you get a free downloan for it, and can anyone help with info setting it all up.
    Cheers.:blink
     
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  2. AJ

    AJ Administrator Administrator

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    Now I'm deff no CCNA expert but I know at work if I need to access the router we can either use telnet or hyperterminal (the one with windows). Our routers (HP jobs) do have a web interface but to be honest it's pants. It's a damn site quicker to fire up telnet and make the changes that way.

    Sorry if that not what you wanted to here but I tried m8 :biggrin
     
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  3. tripwire45
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    You're not taking about HyperTerminal, are you? It's built into Windows.
     
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  4. Peter

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    Yes, I just wondered if there was anything better out there.
     
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  5. tripwire45
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    Probably but just about everyone I've ever seen console into a router or switch just uses HyperTerminal. It's easy and it's available.
     
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  6. Peter

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    Thanks for that I will have to read up on how to use it as I am clueless, cheers.
     
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  7. GeorgeZip

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    I use a program called SmartTerm (v10 I think), far more reliable than Hyperterm if your into copying and pasting full configs
     
  8. Peter

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    Thank's guys.
     
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  9. hbroomhall

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    Another good freebie is Putty. This is much more configurable than Hyperterm, and can also so SSH as well as Telnet.

    Harry.
     
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  10. tripwire45
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    Oh duh! I use putty at work. Didn't even think about it. :oops:
     
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