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How to configure a catalyst 2950 cisco switch

  1. 1. HOW TO CONFIGURE A CATALYST 2950 CISCO SWITCH? Cisco has long been a player in the networking industry, and routers and switches form the core of its product offerings. The Cisco Catalyst 2950 switch is a great example of Cisco’s dedication to quality and efficiency. In addition to the standard console and aux ports, the Cisco 2950 comes with 12, 24 or 48 Ethernet ports, depending on the model. Before you start, be sure to get the network address and password information you will need from your network administrator.Guide: How to Configure a Catalyst 2950 Cisco Switch1. Connect the serial cable that came with the switch to the console port on theswitch and to a serial port on your computer. The cable that comes with the switch istypically blue, and the serial end is a 9-pin d-shell connector. The console port end isan RJ-45 jack, which resembles a telephone jack connector, but is a little bit larger.2. Power on the computer, and set up a terminal session using your computer’sterminal software. HyperTerminal, Putty or any other terminal emulator will workfine for this step. Configure the session for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, noparity and no flow control. Power on the switch. If you have properly configured theterminal session, you will see the Cisco boot messages. Press “Enter” to accept thedefaults for the prompts that ask if you would like to enter the initial configurationdialog and if you would like to enter basic management setup.3. Enter a host name of your choosing at the host name prompt, or press “Enter” toaccept the default of “Switch.” Enter the enable secret password, the enablepassword and the virtual terminal password at the respective prompts. If these werenot issued by your network administrator, you may choose your own passwords.Press “Enter” after entering each password. Be sure to write down the passwordsand store them in a secure place.4. Accept the default to the SNMP Network Management prompt by pressing “Enter.”Enter “vlan1” for the interface used to connect to the management network, and
  2. 2. press “Enter.”5. Accept the default to the Configure IP on this interface question by pressing “Enter.”Enter the IP address and subnet mask information given to you by your networkadministrator in response to the next two prompts.6. Answer “no” when prompted to enable as a cluster command switch and press“Enter.” The switch will now display the current configuration and offer you threechoices.7. Enter “2” and press “Enter” to save the configuration to NVRAM and exit, and youhave successfully configured the Cisco 2950 switch.ReferencesCisco: Configuring the Switch with the CLI-based Setup ProgramFeatures of Cisco Catalyst 2950 24 Switch