Porting an Cisco 881w SOHO router from one device to another

Posted on 2010-01-12
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I have a running config for my 881w for both the soho router and wireless device.  I want to deploy 5 more like the first one.  How can I easily port my config to a new device?
Question by:Summit-IT
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by:Jody Lemoine
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The easiest thing to do would be to copy your running configuration to a TFTP server, edit the files for any device-specific changes such as IP addresses, then copy the edited files via TFTP to the startup configuration of the new devices.  You'll need to do some basic IP configuration on the destination router's VLAN1 interface and the destination AP's BVI1 interface in order to access the TFTP server, but once the copy is complete, you can reload to the new startup configuration and you're good to go.

If you were just using an 881 without the integrated wireless AP, I would suggest just using a USB flash drive, but copying the AP portion of the configuration is more easily done with a TFTP server.

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I have modified the configuration and copied the configuration.cfg file to the flash of the 881w.  How do I make the new config the running config?
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Jody Lemoine earned 2000 total points
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Instead of copying to the flash, copy it to the startup-config.

To copy from TFTP to the startup configuration, use the following command:

copy tftp://x.x.x.x/configuration.cfg startup-config

If it's already in the flash, you can copy it to the startup configuration with the following command:

copy flash:configuration.cfg startup-config

That's all there is to it.

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