How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer? – We configure Cisco Routers and Switches with a console connection for the first time. After configuring Cisco Routers and Switches in the Cisco Packet Tracer program for the first time with a console connection, we can enable the remote management over the network.
How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

For the Cisco router console connection, we need a Rollover cable. One port of this cable is RS-232 and the other RJ-45. The RS-232 serial port is connected to the computer, while connects the RJ-45 to the Cisco Router console interface. Today, there are also converters for rollover cable.

We can also use a USB cable for the Cisco Router console connection. We can also configure Cisco Router with USB Rollover cable which is USB RJ-45 (Cisco Console Interface).

To connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer, we can easily do this from the cable options.

In our previous articles, we talked about how to configure telnet in Cisco Packet Tracer and how to configure DHCP in Cisco Packet Tracer. In this article, we will perform how to connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer.

How to use Cisco Packet Tracer for beginners? For basic usage and configuration of Packet Tracer, you can browse the article called “How to Use Cisco Packet Tracer Step by Step?“.

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How to Configure Cisco Router Using Console Cable in Packet Tracer?

We can now pass the steps to configure Cisco Router using console cable in packet tracer. Run the Packet Tracer program and follow the steps below.

   Step 1

To connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer, first, create a network topology as shown in the following image.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 2

Add a Laptop to the Cisco Packet Tracer workspace.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 3

From the Cisco Packet Tracer cable options, click on the Console cable.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 4

Click on the laptop and select RS232 from the window opened.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 5

We connected one end of the console cable to the laptop. Click once on the other end to connect it to the Cisco Router.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 6

Select Console from the options opened on the Cisco Router.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 7

After you plug in the Cisco Router console cable, click on the Laptop and select Terminal from the window opened.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 8

In the terminal configuration window, leave the settings as default and click on the OK button.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 9

You connected to the Cisco Router over the laptop and you are in the administration window. At the CLI command prompt, type No for the first configuration prompt, and then press Enter.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 10

After configuring to Cisco Router using console cable in packet tracer, we need to specify the password for the Cisco console security.

After the Cisco Packet Tracer console connection established, follow these steps in order to configure the Cisco Router.

R1> enable
R1# conf t
R1(config)# interface gigabitethernet 0/0
R1(config-if)# ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0
R1(config-if)# no shutdown
R1(config-if)# exit
R1(config)# line console 0
R1(config-line)# password cisco123
R1(config-line)# login
R1(config-line)# end
R1# wr

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 11

Execute the exit command at the Cisco Router CLI command prompt. It will automatically return to the configuration mode.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 12

When we log in again with CLI console in console window, type in the password we give for security. In the Password field, type cisco123 and press Enter.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

   Step 13

We can configure the Cisco Router again.

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer?

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  Final Word

How to Connect to Cisco Router Console in Cisco Packet Tracer? – You can easily perform such applications on Packet Tracer. In the real scenario, the first thing to do on a Cisco Router that it will configure with a console connection is to enable Telnet connectivity. This way, you can easily manage the Cisco Router over the network.

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