direct connection of router to a pc

July 3, 2009 at 02:26:13
Specs: Windows Vista
how do get to the interface of my 2501 cisco router in my windows vista pc.

I used a rollaover cable to connect directly.


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#1
July 3, 2009 at 07:47:15
A network cable with RJ-45 plugs at each end should work to connect a router interface to the NIC on a PC.

I'm not sure what a "rollover" cable is but I do know from experience you can directly connect to a Cisco device using a "console" cable. This is a specially designed cable with a male DB9 connector at one end and an RJ-45 at the other. You plug the DB9 into the COM port on your computer and the RJ-45 into the "console" port on the router/switch.



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#2
July 3, 2009 at 14:07:08
You will need a terminal program to connect through a serial port. Don't know if Vista has an equivalent to Hyperterm and whether your pc has a serial port.

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#3
July 6, 2009 at 12:02:05
Hi,
You need to install the hyperterminal progam on your vista machine to enter the configuration through the console port

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#4
July 6, 2009 at 12:15:23
If u want to control using Graphical User Interface u need to install a security feature called Security Device manager(SDM).

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#5
July 6, 2009 at 12:44:40
rollover cable is the same as a console cable just like a straight thru cable is the same as a patch cable.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rollov...

You can't use a rollover cable from cisco serial port to pc nic. You need to get the serial to rj45 converter which is connected to the pcs serial port to connect the two.

The connector looks like the top picture in this link

http://www.shopping.com/-rs-232+to+...


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#6
July 6, 2009 at 14:13:17
I use Tera Term (freeware) myself. It works a lot better than hyperterminal.

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