Common Cisco Router Configuration on Packet Tracer


Common Router Configurationon Packet Tracer

In this post, we will see how to configure a Cisco router basically with the help of Packet Tracer.This post will be an entrance to Cisco routers for a Cisco router newbie.Your questions are below, and also the answers ;)

Common Cisco Router Configuration with Packet Tracer,Cisco router newbie

You can DOWNLOAD the Packet Tracer example with .pkt format HERE.

Cisco Router Newbie : How to Start to Configure a Router?

This is the fisrt question of a Cisco router newbie, a new network engineer :) Do not worry it is vey basic. To configure a Cisco router, first of all youneed to enter the “enable mode”. Normall you are under user mode, you can run only show commands. To enter enable mode use the below command:


After this command you are in enable mode. But to make configuration, you need to enter also teh below command under enable mode:

Router#configure terminal 
Enter configuration commands, one per line.  End with CNTL/Z.

Now you can make any configuration on the Cisco router.

After a while, you will gain hands on experience and speed. At this time you will write “en”, instead of enable, “conf ter” instead of configure terminal etc…

Cisco Router Newbie : How to Configure a Router’s Hostname

To configure the hostname of the router, use the below command. Here, hostname is the name of your router.

Router(config)#hostname MyRouter

As you can see, the name is changed.

Cisco Router Newbie : How to Give a Password to a Router?

To give a password to your router, you can use the “Enable Password” and “Enable Secret Password”. Enable Password stores your password as a clear text. If you want to encryp it you need to use service password-encryption command. Enable Secret Password stores your password in MD5 encryption. And “Enable Secret Password” is more secure. You can check the seem of enable secret in configuration file below.

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