Thursday, 12 June 2014

Cisco 300 Switch: Basic Settings

The default IP set is, so I need to change this to one of my reserved IP addresses.

To do this either console in, or directly connect the switch to your workstation (just make sure the default IP does not conflict with any internal addresses. You can just disable any other NIC's to stop that.

Console Settings

If you connect by console, make sure you have the following settings;

  • 115200 bits per second
  • 8 data bits
  • no parity
  • 1 stop bit
  • no flow control

Once you connect the default user and password is;

  • cisco
  • cisco

It will prompt you to change the default password, you can either do this now or later.

Management IP

Enter the following commands to change the management IP address (where x.x.x.x = IP address and y.y.y.y = Subnet Mask)

  • conf t
  • int vlan1
  • ip add x.x.x.x y.y.y.y
  • do wr me
 You can now connect the switch to your internal network and access the web brower to confgiure it via a GUI. If you want to enable SSH you can enable it via CLI or via the GUI.

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