Background -- During our network revamping, I aquired a Cisco 2621 for our lab. Looking over the configuration, I noticed it was running a 10.x IOS and some really messed up VPN configuration. After doing some research, the recomendation was to totaly erase the RAM which I did. Last week, I downloaded IOS release 12.3(10a) and loaded that. The router is now at a non-configured stage. After rebooting, I am at the <Router> prompt. There are a few things I'd like to do with this router, but unfortunally I am a beginer with Cisco routers and I want to use this as a learning experience.
1. I'd like to replace our Netopia router that came with our T1 with this router even if that is possible.
2. Since our servers are being maxed out by the programers, I'd like to take the burden of doing DHCP off of them and use the DHCP functionality of the router. Unless you think this is a bad idea.
3. A friend mentioned using NAT on the router. Not sure what or how NAT will help with my configurations. The maximum amount of computers hooked up to this network will not go over 15 hopefully ..... Suggestions?
As you can see from the above, its probally a simple configuration but I'm kind of stuck on where to start first. I've looked on Cisco's page for 'initial setup' after the reload, but i'm unable to find anything. Any input on how to configure this puppy would be great! Thanks again for your help....