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Old 08-11-2007, 03:39 PM   #16
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ok db9 connector


ok so i would assume your talking i can go buy a hollow or empty db9 serial connector a rj 45 terminal end. Get a ethernet cable cut the ends off it (this would just be for the cable itself) wire it up similar to a diagram. and that would be the way to go ? Do you think that they might have a console cable though?

I cant believe you cant get to the web mangement right through network the network ports

oh before i forget do you need solder iron and solder for the db9 connection

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Old 08-11-2007, 04:03 PM   #17
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no... no soldiering, that' route is daft - but technically possible of course. what i was talking about was one of these http://www.sealevel.com/product_deta...product_id=480

this page is also a diy networking classic... http://www.ossmann.com/5-in-1.html
 
Old 08-11-2007, 06:22 PM   #18
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haha i just had one

i just was at the computer store and hand one of these in my hand for 3.99 some cableing i could had made them cut from a spool like 3 feet for probably another 4.00 rj 45 plastic connecter ends 5.99 to go into the terminal and a crimper for 15.00 but i thought to myself buying from ebay would probably be cheaper even with the shipping and all. on ebay they are 5 bucks plus shipping is mybe 10.00 so 15 total

plus i got a dicount ccie book (Cisco certified internetworking expert) it was 3.99 lol i had to buy even though this is still a bit past my knowledge. They sold the book for 3.99 so i would assume that this has old information but then again i got a 1900 series switch so thats old to.

Do you guys think that the book will be any help to me? (especially acid) cause you said you had some cisco certs you probably came across this book before.

And it dont look like i can find much information on managing your switch even in cisco.com all they have is info after you connect to the web interface and using hyper terminal to input commands.
Im stuck at the point where i cant even connect via hyperterminal or web interface
 
Old 08-12-2007, 02:34 AM   #19
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the book won't be of use no. if you understand it you would at the top of the cisco tree, be one of about 20,000 people world wide who do, and could easily demand a 6 figure salary! I know *I* wouldn't understand much of it.

so where are you? have you got the right cable or not? it'll be easy if you do, impossible if you don't.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 03:24 AM   #20
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oh gosh,

Quote:
Connect the Console Cable

1 ) Configure your terminal, PC, or laptop to match these characteristics of the CONSOLE port on the switch:
9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit,
no parity, and no flow control.

2 ) Connect the supplied rollover cable to the CONSOLE port on the switch.

3 ) Connect the other end of the rollover cable to your terminal, PC, or laptop (use an adapter, if necessary).

4 ) From your terminal, PC, or laptop, start the terminal emulation program.
Power Up the Switch

1 ) Connect one end of the power cord to the switch and the other end to a power source.
!! Note !!

Quote:
You can use the internal power supply and/or the Cisco 600W AC redundant power system (RPS). Attach only the Cisco RPS (model PWR600-AC-RPS) to the RPS receptacle.

2 ) Wait approximately 2 minutes for the switch to complete its power-on self-test (POST) and to discover the network.
Quote:
3 Assign IP Information to the Switch

Assign an IP address to the switch so that you can use the web console and the switch can communicate with local routers and the Internet. Contact your system administrator for the switch IP information, and record it here.

Switch IP address:

Subnet mask:

Default gateway:

1 ) After POST completes, the Management Console Logon Screen appears on your terminal, PC, or laptop. Enter the [I] IP Configuration option from this logon screen.

Catalyst 1900 Management Console
Copyright (c) Cisco Systems, Inc. 1993-1998
All rights reserved.
Standard Edition Software
Ethernet address: 00-E0-1E-7E-B4-40
PCA Number: 73-2239-01
PCA Serial Number: SAD01200001
Model Number: WS-C1924-A
System Serial Number: FAA01200001
---------------------------------------
User Interface Menu
[M] Menus
[I] IP Configuration
Enter Selection:

The IP Configuration Menu appears.

2 ) Enter the [I] IP address option from the IP Configuration Menu.

Catalyst 1900 - IP Configuration
Ethernet Address: 00-E0-1E-7E-B4-40
-------------Settings------------------
[I] IP address
[S] Subnet mask
[G] Default gateway
[M] IP address of DNS server 1
[N] IP address of DNS server 2
[D] Domain name
[R] Use Routing Information Protocol
-------------Actions-------------------
[P] Ping
[X] Exit to previous menu
Enter Selection:

3 ) Enter the IP address of the switch at the prompt:

Enter administrative IP address in dotted quad format (nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn):
Current setting ===> 0.0.0.0
New setting ===>

The IP address appears on the
IP Configuration Menu.

4 ) If you want, you can also enter the subnet mask and default gateway from the IP Configuration Menu. If the switch is connected to a network that has a DHCP server, the server assigns this information automatically.

5 ) Enter the [X] Exit option until you exit from the menu console.
and so on... and so on....

Take a finial look here:

Quick Start Guide Cisco Catalyst 1900s

and the

Quick Start Guide Catalyst 1900 Series Cabling and Setup


I had never been in contact with cisco switches and routers and so on before.
Now at the company I am working at they dropped me in front of a cisco FDDI switch and said connect them to our ciso IP phone net... here is the switch, here is the cable set and here is a 'nutty' Notebook with a serial port on it. Configure it with vlan and so on and you're in.

And I still working in that company.
Thanks cisco for there well Documentation.


THIS ALSO should HELP you as all the other thread posters (repliers) already said.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 08:18 AM   #21
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Cable is on way

The cable is on its way. So after i setup the serial connection to the router, through hypertermainal a prompt should show up asking what i would like to do?

Is there any other free software i can use besides hyperterminal? Anything that is easier

and thank you odcheck for the detailed reply.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 12:15 PM   #22
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no
but with kindly regards
your odcheck

and btw networking isn't a piece of sand. ;-)
 
Old 08-12-2007, 12:20 PM   #23
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You can use minicom instead of hyperterminal.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 12:21 PM   #24
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mate, please try to refer to the docs, it's all very clearly laid out there. there's no point us reciting this stuff to you when you've not even connectged to the box yet.

you've no reason to get a hyperterminal replacement, it's not difficult, and there's nothing to make it easier. if you do want one, putty is my personal preference.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 12:31 PM   #25
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Ok Acid i guess your right its just i know im going to run into problems after i get the rollover cable. i just want to minimize the need to come back here as often as i do for extra help but ill be back when cabl arrives :)

By the way does anyone know why the box to type in my responses is so small its about this wide { }
where the respond boxes normal width use to go there are smilies in there, there nevere was before.
 
Old 08-12-2007, 12:37 PM   #26
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post your question here... i'm seeing things too as you can see. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=576545
 
Old 08-13-2007, 07:27 PM   #27
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hi Ryan,

dont get nervous - try to read like acid said, understand how to operate the box little by little - cisco's website provides all you need to operate your 1900 box.
so - just dont jump - take it slow - take a deep breath

HTH.
 
Old 08-18-2007, 02:40 PM   #28
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Hello all

ok i said i would post as soon as i got that cable, oh boy you bet i did . This day turned out to be exciting (oh god listen to me im aa true nerd) Anywho ok i got it all setup its got an ip its monitoring ports password protected management console. I got the rollover cable connected to switch via hyperterminal all that the only problem i have is i want to connect via HTTP or web console that still wont work. Any suggestions?

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Old 08-18-2007, 03:19 PM   #29
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well what's the config you've got? what happens when you try to hit it on http?
 
Old 08-18-2007, 03:42 PM   #30
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i get a page that says this page can not be displayed i hate that screen they should redesign it. as for config what do you want to know

And just a random question my little sisters computer is weird. When she connects to limewire and tries to download a song all computers get disconnected from internet then the router resets it self and works again. If i block her it never disconnects hence the reason i know its her and when she downloads a song immediatly it disconnects the internet

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