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Basic config Cisco 1800 series

I'm having trouble with the configuration of this router. Basic setup with Cisco configuration tools doesn't work, I don't get an IP from the router.

Besides that, I don't even know the IP of this router.

The only access I have is command line accces via the console. Here's my question:
How do I assign a static internal IP to the router? And what else do I need so I can config the router via a intranet page?

Thanks!
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nairua
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JorisFRSTCommented:
Hi,

if you have access through console, go to enable mode
"en"
this would give you a prompt :
Router# (or similar if the router got another name).
To give the router an IP address go to configuration mode :
Config t
int fa0/1
ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0
exit
exit

If you have interface fa0/1 connected to a network (change the ip to a free one in your network) you'll be able to telnet/http the router.

There is a tool for configuring routers called Cisco Configuration Professional.
I don't like it very much.

What are you going to use the router for ? I might be able to provide you a near finished config ?

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nairuaAuthor Commented:
I couldn't find it anywhere, googled, pacing through Cisco's website, nothing. Thanks!

The router will be used as a switch(it has been bought before I worked here), connected through a ADSL line. It should get a external IP via DHCP from the ISP(ADSL connection), internal IP static and for the other ports it's up to the inhouse DHCP server.
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JorisFRSTCommented:
Do you need to do an authentication to the ISP or is it real DHCP ?

The ISP setup is actually pretty straightforward with the Cisco Configuration Professional.  If it's all it has to do you might just use that GUI. If you're lucky the older version SDM is already installed on the router.  Just try to open the website on the router IP.  SDM should be fine for what you're trying to do.
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nairuaAuthor Commented:
I've used the commands you suggested, but no avail. It just doesn't give the router the IP so it seems. Am I doing something wrong?

Can't I download the newest firmware/software for the 1801 somewhere and start fresh? (any idea?) Strange thing is that Cisco CP Express never worked out of the box.

Thanks mate.
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JorisFRSTCommented:
Do you get errors when typing in the commands ?

You can't download cisco images without a valid support contract.

What you can do is delete the startup config. : erase startup-config.
then : reload.
This should bring you in a fresh device, when connected to the console it will ask you some basic getting started questions.
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nairuaAuthor Commented:
No, I don't get any errors while typing in. But the router isn't responding via the IP address Ii've set. (10.0.0.2 / 255.255.255.0) I fixed the client with 10.0.0.240 / 255.255.255.0
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JorisFRSTCommented:
Are you using a switch between client and router ?
and make sure you connect the right interface. FA0/1 should also be labelled on your router.
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nairuaAuthor Commented:
Oh I do get an error while configuring fa1, some l2 link not allowed or something.
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nairuaAuthor Commented:
No, the cable runs from the router to the computer. The Cisco 1801 will be used as a ADSL gateway.
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JorisFRSTCommented:
Just wipe the startup config and go through the setup with the console cable.

otherwise do a "show run" and paste the config on this site.
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nairuaAuthor Commented:
It works! Solution: QuickStartGuide.pdf page 6 and 7. And, the 1801 doesn't get an IP from the router(as stated in je manual), you'll have to configure it manually. (Use the same subnet as the router)

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JorisFRSTCommented:
Great to see you got it working.

I must have misinterpreted your question.  I thought you needed an IP to connect a PC to it to do the setup.
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nairuaAuthor Commented:
This is what works.
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