Cisco Router 887VA - Config Assistance

Hi Experts,

I have finally taken the plunge to do my first full Cisco config and install
The modem/Router Cisco 887VA.

Things I have completed

 - Change the hostname
 - Enable secret username & passwords
 - it had the CP express loaded into the config... I managed to work out how to get that going and also establish a connection and make some minor alterations such as DNS.
 - Set ip address to Vlan1 since Fastethernet doesnt work on L2

But now I cant seem to get a connection via network cable!!! it just keeps prompting to plug a network cable in.

What I did to stuff it up -

 - While logged into (CP) via network cable to my laptop I attempted to change the ip to 192.x.x.x range from the default

Since doing this I can only gain access via console cable.

I would really appreciate some advice on

 - (A) how to get back in to the CP


 - (B) advice or pointing in the right direction on how to complete via the CLI

Should I just follow this documentation

or is there a better alternative?

thanks in advance.
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Soulja53 6F 75 6C 6A 61 Commented:
Did you change your laptop ip to be on the same 192.x.x.x network you setup on the router?
AndrewPartnerAuthor Commented:
Yes  I did, one thing I noticed when it was in the range it had to be in dynamic mode to be able to get into the CP if I set a static IP it didn't connect rather strange
There is probably an access-list that limits which IP addresses can remotely managed the router. Please post a sanitized config stripping out anything following 'password 7'.
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AndrewPartnerAuthor Commented:
Thanks Kevinhsieh - not sure about password 7 (as still a little cisco green)but if I run a config I will see what I get and attach.
AndrewPartnerAuthor Commented:
thanks SouthMod
Any statement of type password 7 may look encrypted, but it is easily decrypted. Passphrases of type secret 5 are reasonably secure and safe to post.
AndrewPartnerAuthor Commented:
Sorry I ended up calling Cisco su[pport and convinced them to assist....

The network cable ended up being plugged into a different physical port I didnt know they were port specific!!! lesson learnt thanks for attempting to assist sorry was not logged in for sometime!!!

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