Using the Cisco Netowrk Assistant to configure an 877 router

It has been many years since I have configured a cisco router, and I am pleased to see that there is a config assistant (first time user of the config software)  that has been put out. So I downloaded and installed the software, went through the device setup wizard; and the only device option I have able to be selected is a CE520 (Apparently the 877 is a supported device). Could someone please provide a noob with a the simple steps to get a cisco 877 router recognised by the Cisco configuration assistant device setup wizard?

Many thanks for your help in advance.
dwknightAsked:
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akahanCommented:
I think what you might be wanting is Cisco Configuration Professional, not Cisco Configuration Assistant.

Take a look here:  http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps9422/index.html



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ciscocertCommented:
Hi dwknight,

As said the CNA is for switches. You can go for SDM or CCP in order to configure the cisco routers in a graphical environment.


In order to configure the router using SDM you must have an ethernet connectivity from router to the computer in which u have installed sdm.

Step 1 Enable the HTTP and HTTPS servers on your router by entering the following commands in global configuration mode:

Router# configure terminal

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

Router(config)# ip http server

Router(config)# ip http secure-server

Router(config)# ip http authentication local

Step 2 Create a user account defined with privilege level 15 (enable privileges). Enter the following command in global configuration mode, replacing username and password with the strings that you want to use:

Router(config)# username username privilege 15 secret 0 password


Step 3 Configure SSH and Telnet for local login and privilege level 15. Use the following commands:

Router(config)# line vty 0 4

Router(config-line)# privilege level 15

Router(config-line)# login local

Router(config-line)# transport input telnet ssh

Router(config-line)# exit

Now you can access the router using the SDM installed in the PC

Good luck
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dwknightAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your assistance with my query. I have gone with the CCP suggestion.
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