Cisco Router config file

Posted on 2012-09-17
Last Modified: 2013-02-25
Hi All,

Can someone please provide an overview on how to import a config file via the command line using putty.  Is it best to factory reset the router first ?  I've not had much luck in the past with configuring the initial administrator credentials upon first connecting.

Be as basic as you want in case I'm missing an important step.
Question by:moo_c_o_w
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    Factory reset:
    erase startup

    You need a tftp server to import or export the config:
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    Expert Comment

    A tftp server o a simple copy/paste

    Before pasting you need to enter conf mode of the router

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