- The login command enables password checking at login.
- If the login command isn’t applied, the console port won’t prompt for authentication.
- For Cisco IOS v12.2 and newer, you cannot set the login command before a password is set on a line.
- If you were able to “enable password checking at login,” but did not set a password, that line won’t be usable. You’ll get prompted for a password that doesn’t exist.
- Cisco IOS prior to v12.2 did not have this “password” then “login” restriction.
Tools / Utilities
- PuTTY Manager
Set password for console access:
(config)# line console 0
(config-line)# password <password_here>
You must be in this class to get credit for this lab.
- Lab-01 (part 1 of 2):
- Boot into the Windows Server partition for our class
- Install the router simulator.
- Lab-01 (part 2 of 2): Connecting to a switch or router via the console port
- Default serial port settings are 9600,n,8,1,none
- Explore/query the device using the diagnostic Cisco IOS Reference.
Read / Do
CCNA Routing and Switching Study Guide, 2nd Edition
- Read: Chapter 7 (Cisco IOS)
- Do: Chapter 7: Written Lab, Review Questions, and Hands-on Labs
- Download and use the Hands-On Lab (HOL) template for Packet Tracer. The files will be in the \CCNA200-125_BonusMaterialv3\HOL\ directory.
- Bring in your book (Chapter 6 and Chapter 7) for Hands-on lab’s.
- Study the Cisco IOS Reference
- IP Routing in 40 Short Steps by Todd Lammle
- This Alternate Network Diagram should be easier to understand, than the one in the article.
- How Routers Work
- Understanding the protocols underlying dynamic routing
Note: Until further notice, bring your text book to every class, so that you’ll have access to the instructions for the Hands-on Labs.