I have bought 1841 router from ebay. When i started my console connection using usb to RJ45 console cable, putty terminal displayed the output as per attached image. First time i didn't able to enter 'Yes/no' input to "Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog?[yes/no]:". Then i have changed my settings to local echo "force on" from "auto". Then i was able to enter my keyboard input as 'no'.
After that no response from router?.
I am using Windows 10 latest update.
What settings i have to change to make it working?
Please advise me.
(attached my various putty settings fotr your reference)
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That 1841 router from ebay was not declare as "Parts only" or "as-is" 'cause if it was, it might be broken.
You should use default Putty settings unless you have custom keyboard or non-English language enabled on Windows. Settings 8-1-none-none are correct; and your speed 9600 is also correct, otherwise you would not see readable ouptut.
When router loads you should see any errors if there are any. do you see any?
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you cannot use "enable" in ROMMON, use ? or type "help" to see commands; There are special commands for ROMMON mode; not regular IOS ones. I think all routers will take "set" to see a list of configured options (set is standard command in ROMMON).
do "set" and take a snapshot of settings; should be a list of several settings.
Do does router takes your words as your type them now? this is a test of keyboard and putty connection.
In the following video step by step process has been shown how to Connect Cisco Router or Switch using PuTTY and Console Cable as well as how to Change Text Color, Font Size, Background color permanently on PuTTY.
First Download and install PuTTY (emulator terminal software) from https://www.putty.org/
Step 1: Attach the DV9 Female end of Console cable with the DV9 Male end of the USB to DV9 Serial Converter and then connect the RJ54 connector end of the Console cable to the Cisco router or Switch.
First check the COM port number
Step 2: Check the COM Port number:
=> Go Device Manager->Port (COM & LPT)-> check USB Serial Port (COM port)
Step 3: Open Putty
-> Select Connection Type to "Serial"
-> in Serial Line change the COM port number exactly which we checked in step 2.
-> click open and a black window will appear and press Enter finally it will access the Cisco Device.
-> Type "enable" to go to privilege mode.