Cisco 2811 telnet help

Posted on 2007-11-08
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
I have a new Cisco 2811 router and I have telnetted in using hyperterm, I have connected and used "enable". I now have the "yourname#" prompt and I am trying to enter a new username and password as follows:

username "newusername" privilege 15 secret 0 "password"

but I am getting an error: invalid input on the S in username. I am not sure what i am doing wrong. I am able to do a show ver command
Question by:comtekso
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Have you tried a different terminal program? if you enter the user name and hit tab what happens?

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The instructions I have from cisco didn't say to do this but I entered into config mode and then tried the command and it worked. I am now able to loging using the new username and password.
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bhnmi earned 250 total points
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You have to be at the configuration level to make configuration changes.
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bfason earned 250 total points
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You need to go to configure mode
type "configure terminal" and hit enter
The prompt will change to
Yourname (config)#

You can then use this command.

Hope this helps
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Reading helps :) I didn't see the author comment.

Good to see you got it working

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