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.
Who is Participating?
I wear a lot of hats...

"The solutions and answers provided on Experts Exchange have been extremely helpful to me over the last few years. I wear a lot of hats - Developer, Database Administrator, Help Desk, etc., so I know a lot of things but not a lot about one thing. Experts Exchange gives me answers from people who do know a lot about one thing, in a easy to use platform." -Todd S.

I think what you might be wanting is Cisco Configuration Professional, not Cisco Configuration Assistant.

Take a look here:

Experts Exchange Solution brought to you by

Your issues matter to us.

Facing a tech roadblock? Get the help and guidance you need from experienced professionals who care. Ask your question anytime, anywhere, with no hassle.

Start your 7-day free trial
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
dwknightAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your assistance with my query. I have gone with the CCP suggestion.
It's more than this solution.Get answers and train to solve all your tech problems - anytime, anywhere.Try it for free Edge Out The Competitionfor your dream job with proven skills and certifications.Get started today Stand Outas the employee with proven skills.Start learning today for free Move Your Career Forwardwith certification training in the latest technologies.Start your trial today

From novice to tech pro — start learning today.