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Install a txt config file onto a out of the box Cisco 2800 Router

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OK first off I am NOT a network guy so I need some help here.  We have a new out of the box Cisco 2800 Router not hooked to network.  We want to power it on and copy the txt file config I have made from the current Cisco 2821 Router.  So I power the router on then plug the console cable from port of the router to my PC.  use a SSH telnet session tog et to the router and have that txt file on the pc Im using to connect.  Can I then load the txt file to configure this router?
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by:Predrag Jovic
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Console cable and than telnet (typically you need additional configuration to use ssh).
You can simply copy paste configuration into terminal software you are using in config mode.

enable
conf t

and then just paste it in small chunks in terminal window (typically paste keyboard shortcut is "shift + insert" (or right click))

If you want to apply configuration from usb of tftp server (or copy it first on flash) example file name with configuration is file.txt
command is:

enable
copy usbflash0:file.txt run
copy flash:file.txt run
etc

And you need to save it (otherwise it will all gone after device is reloaded):

enable
  we mem
or
 copy run start
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by:Twhite0909
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OK so the copy seemed to work but how can I test.  Can I plug a network cable to say Ethernet 0/0 and ping that address the config files shows for it?
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by:Predrag Jovic
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You can do whatever you want, that is best part. :)
Sure, have fun.
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by:Twhite0909
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OK I guess what I should say is I plugged a network cable into Ethernet 0/0 and pinged the IP address the config shows but I dont get a response.
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by:Predrag Jovic
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Did you configure
interface <type> 0/0
 no shut
and do you have needed routes on all involved devices?

What is output of
# show ip int brief
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A-RTR-1#show ip int brief
Interface                  IP-Address      OK? Method Status                Protocol
GigabitEthernet0/0         10.7.1.1        YES NVRAM  administratively down down
GigabitEthernet0/1         10.9.1.1        YES NVRAM  administratively down down
GigabitEthernet0/0/0       unassigned      YES NVRAM  administratively down down
Serial0/1/0:0              unassigned      YES NVRAM  down                  down
Multilink1                 192.168.150.1   YES NVRAM  down                  down
A-RTR-1#
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I just want to plug a cable from my laptop to the Ethernet port for 0/0 then 0/1 and ping those addresses.  SO on my laptop do I need to configure my LAN to be say for E/00  Id make my

IP: 10.9.1.2
sub: 255.255..0.0
DG: 10.9.1.1

BC If I try that my laptops LAN shows Network cable unplugged

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Predrag Jovic earned 2000 total points
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Your interfaces are shut down, you need to enable those.
interface GigabitEthernet0/0
 no shut
interface GigabitEthernet0/1
 no shut

administratively down means interface is shut
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by:Twhite0909
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TY and sorry for the paint by numbers networking lesson but most appreciated that did it.
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You're welcome.
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