Cisco 1720, how to enable DHCP?
Posted on 2003-02-27
We've got a 1720, installed prior to my arrival in the company, with no documentation, set up by a non-responsive ISP, and I'm assuming DHCP is disabled. (I'm not familiar with routers at all. I have configured home-use style hubs that let you into config screens through a browser, however.)
IPs need to be manually configured when new computers are added, and often we have clients who want to hook up to our T1 when they're in the facility for the day.
I'm assuming that if DHCP was enabled, their hookup would go a lot more smoothly, and could possibly be even close to plug-n-play.
The facility is about half mac and half win, and there is an apple airport available for those with 802.11b, but even then , I need to get into the client's computer and assign IP, DNS, etc...
Also, I don't know if this is relevant, but the 1720 feeds into a Dell gigabit switch.
Am I thinking along the right lines to get into the 1720 and enabling DHCP in order to make temporary connection setup easier?
What, in total luser detail, do I need to do to get into the 1720 configuration mode?
And what should I do once I get there?