i am new to this cisco networking. I purchased 2 routers of 2600 model and I was reading a book of how to backup the routers.
1. I installed the tftp server on my lab laptop. I pluged my console cable to the router and ran the hyperterminal. please note that there is no configuration on the router yet.
2. I tool an ethernet cable - straight and connected to the E0/1 port of the router to the laptop. I put a static ip on my laptop 172.16.1.100 SM 255.255.0.0
3. I did no shut on E0/1 interface of the router and also put the IP address 172.16.1.1 255.255.0.0.
for some reason from the laptop I can pint 172.16.1.1 but from the router session I can not pint the laptop IP 172.16.1.100. I get ping rate of 0%.
The COPY TFTP STARTUP-CONFIG --> gives me an error that it can not open.