Setting up a cisco 2900XL and a 2950 switch for a small office
Posted on 2006-05-11
I'm very new to setting up switchs but I do understand the concepts of gateways, routers, switches, ect. I know how it's suppose to work, but I have no idea how to configure these things. This is what I have.
I have a small office with DSL and 6 servers. The 6 servers will be using a Cisco 2900XL to communicate between then. Can this switch handle teaming (Okay, I'll ask that later).
I have about 12 users that will use a Cisco 2950 switch to connect to the 2900xl. I want the 2950 to uplink to the 2900xl and then out through the DSL.
I'm trying to read through the book and it tells me to connect the console port to my COM port (which I've done) then run a terminal enumlator program? I'm sorry, I haven't run one of those since I work in Colbat back in '95. So you could say I'm stupified.
Also the book mentions a Cisco management software. So I went to the cisco site and it looks like there is 10-20 of these managment softwares to use. Crap, it's like looking at a Java/Sun update.
Can someone tell me how to connect to these darn things, and recommend how I configure them?