Cisco 1805 DOCSIS Cable Router Hardware Installation Guide
Power-Up Procedures for Cisco 1805 DOCSIS Cable Routers
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Power-Up Procedures for Cisco 1805 DOCSIS Cable Routers

Table Of Contents

Power-Up Procedures for Cisco 1805 DOCSIS Cable Routers

Powering Up Cisco 1805 Cable Router

Checklist for Power Up

Power-Up Procedure

Verifying the LED Indicators

Verifying the Hardware Configuration

Initial Configuration of the Router

Initial Configuration

Verifying the Initial Configuration

Completing the Configuration


Power-Up Procedures for Cisco 1805 DOCSIS Cable Routers


This document describes how to power up Cisco 1805 DOCSIS cable routers and perform an initial configuration to provide network access. It includes the following sections:

Powering Up Cisco 1805 Cable Router

Verifying the LED Indicators

Verifying the Hardware Configuration

Initial Configuration of the Router


Note Before you install, operate, or service the system, read the Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco 1840 Routers for important safety information and translations of the warnings that appear in this guide.


Powering Up Cisco 1805 Cable Router


Warning The plug-socket combination must be accessible at all times because it serves as the main disconnecting device. Statement 1019



Warning Blank faceplates and cover panels serve three important functions: they prevent exposure to hazardous voltages and currents inside the chassis; they contain electromagnetic interference (EMI) that might disrupt other equipment; and they direct the flow of cooling air through the chassis. Do not operate the system unless all cards, faceplates, front covers, and rear covers are in place.
Statement 1029.



Caution To ensure adequate cooling, never operate the router unless the unit is completely closed.

This section covers the following topics:

Checklist for Power Up

Power-Up Procedure

Checklist for Power Up

You may power up the Cisco router if the following steps have been completed:

Mount and ground the chassis securely.

Connect the power and interface cables.

Make sure that the external CompactFlash memory card is properly seated into its slot.

Connect a PC to the router's console port.

Start HyperTerminal or a similar terminal emulation program on your PC. Select the appropriate PC COM port. Set the terminal emulation program configuration for 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no flow control, and no parity.


Note For initial power up, a direct console connection is recommended. After the intial configuration is completed, a remote modem connection can be used for router management.



Caution To ensure adequate cooling, never operate the router unless the cover and all modules and cover plates are installed.


Caution To prevent damage to the ejector mechanism, the ejector button next to the CompactFlash memory card must remain fully seated when not being used to eject a CompactFlash memory card.

Power-Up Procedure

To power up your Cisco router and verify that it completes its initialization and self-test, follow this procedure. When you have completed the procedure you may begin configuring the router.


Note To view the boot sequence through a terminal session, you must have a console connection to the Cisco router before the router powers up.



Step 1 Make sure that your PC is powered up and connected as described in the "Checklist for Power Up" section.

Step 2 Move the power switch to the ON position.

The following indications appear:

The green SYS PWR LED on the front of the chassis comes on.

The fan operates.

The LEDs on the chassis light up. Some LEDs may go off again. The actual LED activity depends on your installation.

Startup messages appear in your terminal emulation program window.


Caution Do not press any keys on the keyboard until the messages stop. Any keys pressed during this time are interpreted as the first command typed when the messages stop, which might cause the router to power off and start over. It takes a few minutes for the messages to stop.


If the startup messages end with the following lines, the router is ready for initial configuration using the setup facility (system configuration dialog) or the command-line interface (CLI). Enter yes to continue with the setup facility; enter no to continue with the CLI.

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--- System Configuration Dialog ---

At any point you may enter a question mark '?' for help.
Use ctrl-c to abort configuration dialog at any prompt.
Default settings are in square brackets '[]'.

Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]:


Note If the rommon 1> prompt appears, your system has booted in ROM monitor mode.


Verifying the LED Indicators

Verify that you have correctly installed the router by checking the LEDs shown in Table 6-1.

Table 6-1 LED Indicators 

LED
Color
Status

SYS PWR

Green

Router has successfully booted up and the software is functional. Slow,
steady blinking when system is booting or in the ROM monitor.

SYS ACT

Green

Blinking when packets are transmitted or received on any WAN or LAN
interface, or when monitoring system activity.

CF

Blinking
green

Flash memory is busy. Do not remove the CompactFlash memory card
when this light is on.


Verifying the Hardware Configuration

Verify the router hardware configuration by using the following commands:

show version—Displays the system hardware version, the installed software version, the names and sources of configuration files, the boot images, and the amount of installed DRAM and flash memory.

show diag—Lists and displays diagnostic information about the installed controllers and interface processors.

Initial Configuration of the Router

This section covers the following topics:

Initial Configuration

Verifying the Initial Configuration

Completing the Configuration

Initial Configuration

You can configure your router by using one of the following tools:

Setup command facility—Refer to the "Basic Software Configuration Using the Setup Command Facility" section in the Cisco 1800 series router software configuration documentation.

Command-line interface (CLI)—Refer to the "Basic Software Configuration Using the Cisco IOS Command-Line Interface" section in the Cisco 1800 series router software configuration documentation.

Verifying the Initial Configuration

Verify that the new interfaces are operating correctly by performing the following tests:

To verify that the interfaces are operating correctly and that the interfaces and line protocol are in the correct state—up or down, enter the show interfaces command.

To display a summary status of the interfaces configured for IP, enter the show ip interface brief command.

To verify that you configured the correct hostname and password, enter the show configuration command

When you have completed and verified the initial configuration, your Cisco router is ready to configure for specific functions. See the "Completing the Configuration" section for information about locating documentation for advanced configuration procedures.

Completing the Configuration

When you have completed and verified the initial configuration, your Cisco router is ready to configure for specific functions. For advanced configuration procedures, use the CLI.

For configuration procedures using the CLI, refer to the online Cisco 1800 series software configuration documents. The software configuration documents include information about the following topics:

Basic software configuration

Feature documentation

Troubleshooting and maintenance