Just wanted to say thanks to both of you! I ended up reconfiguring to 10.10.10.1 (just so I wouldn't confuse myself with my wireless networks' IP addressing). I manually configured my laptops ethernet card to 10.10.10.2 I disabled my firewalls, and bam I could connect! Got my IOS updated and now I'm good to go. Thanks again to both of you!
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Hopefully I can trim this down and make it easier to understand what my issue is. I am studying for my CCNA. I have both Lammles and Odom's books. I put together my own equipment (from eBay). I have : 3x 2610XM 2x 2950 EI Before configuring everything at once, I decided to just attempt a single router. So, I boot up one router, and connect to it via console cable. Like I said, I am still learning so I am just practicing a little bit. I get to a lab that is upgrading my IOS on the router which requires connecting to a TFTP server. I install a TFTP server on my laptop, do the whole setup etc. In my console, I do Copy tftp flash and follow the procedure perfectly except....the router can't communicate with my laptop via ethernet! I spent a few hours working on this. I enabled the fa0/0, and assigned it the following: 192.168.1.11 Subnet 255.255.255.0 no shutdown I still get nothing. (I am unable to ping either way, from PC -> Router OR Router -> PC) I check my network settings on my laptop, and it shows that it IS indeed connected! but to 169.254.53.251 with a subnet mask of 255.255.0.0. At this point im confused because its autoconfiguring that, but from where? Is that the router or my ethernet card autoconfiguring that? So, I manually assign an IP address to the LAN, 10.10.10.2 255.255.0.0. I then re-assign my routers ip to 10.10.10.1 255.255.0.0. Now, I am able to ping PC ->> Router but cannot ping from Router ->> PC. Honestly, I'm a bit at a loss, because the study books dont discuss how to set things up for the first time even though for a CCNA you are obviously new to the technology. I contacted Cisco, however they are unable to help me, so I'm praying that someone is able to assist me to get a connection so I can continue my studies! Thanks in advance, Christopher Boyd
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