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Cisco 836 Router and SOHO 96 Router Cabling and Setup Quick Start Guide
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Check Items Shipped with the Router
Do the following to verify that all required items were shipped with the router.
Step 1 Figure 1-1 shows the items included with the router. If any of the items is missing or damaged, contact your customer service representative.
Figure 1-1 Items Included with the Router
Yellow Ethernet cable
Black power cord
Lavender ADSL cable
Orange ISDN S/T cable (ordered separately)
Light blue console cable (RJ-45-to-DB-9)
Desktop power supply
Step 2 Check which ADSL cable was shipped with the router. The router is shipped with one ADSL cable, specified when the router was ordered: a standard straight-through RJ-11-to-RJ-11 ADSL cable, a crossover RJ-11-to-RJ-11, or a straight-through RJ-11-to-RJ-45 cable.
Step 3 Locate the product serial number.
The serial number label for Cisco 836 router is located on the rear of the chassis, at the left edge.
Figure 1-2 Product Serial Number Location
Connect the Router
Figure 1-3 shows a typical installation of a Cisco 836 router or SOHO 96 router.
Figure 1-3 Typical Cisco 836 or SOHO 96 Installation
Follow these steps to connect the router to the power supply, your local network, and your service provider's network:
Step 1 If you are connecting more than 4 PCs to the router, connect the router to a switch or hub using a yellow Ethernet cable, as shown in Figure 1-3.
Step 2 To connect a PC directly to your router, do so as shown in Figure 1-3. Turn the PC off so that it will obtain an IP address from the router when it is turned on. You can connect additional PCs to the remaining numbered Ethernet ports.
Step 3 The console port is a service port to which you can connect a terminal or PC in order to configure the software by using the command-line interface (CLI) or to troubleshoot problems with the router. If you want access to the router console, connect a PC or terminal to the Console port. For more information, refer to the Cisco 836 and SOHO 96 Hardware Installation Guide.
Step 4 Optional. For dial backup and remote management, you can connect the ISDN S/T port to a Network Termination (NT1) box or an ADSL splitter' using the orange ISDN S/T cable (ordered separately). For more information, refer to the Cisco 836 and SOHO 96 Hardware Installation Guide.
Step 5 Connect the the ADSL cable to the ADSLoISDN port on the router and to the ADSL splitter or wall socket. If you are using an ADSL splitter, connect the splitter to the wall socket using a Category 5 unshielded twisted-pair cable.
Step 6 Connect power to the router as shown in Figure 1-3 and turn on the router. Be sure to use the power supply that was shipped with the router.
Warning The device is designed to work with TN power systems.
Warning This product relies on the building's installation for short-circuit (overcurrent) protection. Ensure that a fuse or circuit breaker no larger than 120 VAC, 15A U.S. (240 VAC, 16A international) is used on the phase conductors (all current-carrying conductors).
Warning This equipment is intended to be grounded. Ensure that the host is connected to earth ground during normal use.
Configure the Router
Your router was shipped with a web-based configuration tool that you run from a web browser.
SDM Configuration Instructions
If the Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) Quick Start Guide was included in your accessory kit, Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) is loaded on your router. Refer to that document to configure your Cisco 836 router.
The following link contains more information about SDM, including release notes and other SDM documentation.
Note SDM is not shipped with SOHO 96 routers.
CRWS Configuration Instructions
If you did not receive the Cisco Router and Security Device Manager (SDM) Quick Start Guide, Cisco Router Web Setup (CRWS) is loaded on your router. These instructions show you how to configure your router using CRWS. The CRWS software runs on Netscape versions 3.0 through 4.7, and on Internet Explorer version 4.0 or later.
Follow these steps to start the CRWS software and configure the router:
Step 1 Start, or restart, a PC connected to one of the router Ethernet ports (1, 2, 3, or 4). The PC need not be directly connected to the router. It can be connected through a switch or a hub.
Step 2 Open a web browser. Make sure that the browser is set to work in online mode.
•In Internet Explorer, click the File menu, and verify that the "work offline" option is unchecked.
•In Netscape, the default selection in the File menu is set to work online.
Step 3 Type in the universal resource locator (URL) shown in Figure 1-4.
Figure 1-4 Type in the URL http://10.10.10.1
The CRWS dashboard (Figure 1-5) should appear after one or two minutes.
Figure 1-5 CRWS Dashboard Page
Tip If the CRWS dashboard page does not appear when you enter the URL http://10.10.10.1, test the connection between the PC and the router by doing the following:
•Check that the OK LED on the router is on, and check the cable connection between the router and the PC.
•If the CRWS home page still does not appear, verify that the web browser's "work offline" option is disabled.
•If the web page still does not appear, verify that the PC is configured to automatically receive an IP address. Select Start/Run, type winipcfg in the Run window, and examine the address in the IP address field. The address should be in the format 10.10.10.X, in which X is a number that is 2 or greater; for example, 10.10.10.2 or 10.10.10.3. If the IP address is not in this format, Follow the instructions in the Tip to configure the PC to obtain an IP address automatically. Then start CRWS again.
Step 4 If you have no special configuration requirements, click the Router Setup link on the home page, and then click Quick Setup. Then, enter the username and password provided to you by your Internet service provider, and follow the instructions that appear in the page that is displayed.
Step 5 If you need to configure special features such as Network Address Translation (NAT), click the appropriate links on the home page, and complete the configuration screens.
Step 6 Click the Router Password link on the home page, and set a password for the router.
Step 7 Select Start/Run, and type winipcfg in the Open field of the Run window. When the IP Config window appears, click Release, and then click Renew to release and renew the PC's IP address.
Alternatively, open the Run window, and enter ipconfig /release to release the PC's IP address. Then enter ipconfig /renew to renew the IP address of the PC.
Step 8 Open a web browser on the PC, and connect to a website.
Tip If you could not start CRWS, your PC might not be configured to obtain an IP address automatically. You can use this information if your PC is running Microsoft Windows NT or Microsoft Windows 95, 98, or 2000. If the PC is running a different version of Microsoft Windows, refer to the documentation that came with the PC.
1. Start the PC, and open the Control Panel.
2. Click the Network icon to display the Network window.
3. Verify that TCP/IP has been added and associated with the Ethernet adapter. TCP/IP is shown as a cable icon in the Configuration window on Microsoft Windows 95, 98, 2000, Windows ME, and Windows XP and as a cable icon in the Protocol window on Microsoft Windows NT. If the icon is not visible, click Add, and add Microsoft TCP/IP.
4. To verify that the PC is configured to obtain an IP address automatically, click the TCP/IP cable icon, and select the IP address tab in the TCP/IP Properties window. Check Obtain an IP address from a DHCP server if it is not checked. The IP address and Subnet mask fields should be grayed out.
5. To accept all changes and exit this window, click OK. Then click OK in the Network window.
6. If you are prompted, click Yes to reboot the PC.
For more information on how to configure TCP/IP, refer to the Cisco Router Web Setup Troubleshooting Guide, which is available on Cisco.com.
Congratulations! You Have Completed Setup
If you were able to connect to a website, you have completed the cabling and setup of your router, and you can continue to use it to access the Internet. If you need to configure more features, click the CRWS link for the feature you need to configure, and enter configuration values for the router.
For More Information about your Router
Refer to the following documents for more information:
•Cisco 836 Router and SOHO 96 Router Hardware Installation Guide—Provides detailed cabling and hardware information for the Cisco 836 and SOHO 96 routers.
•Cisco 800 Series Router Software Configuration Guide—Provides detailed configuration instructions for the Cisco 800 series routers.
•Regulatory Compliance and Safety Information for Cisco 800 Series and SOHO Series Routers—Provides international regulatory and safety compliance information for all Cisco 800 series routers and Cisco SOHO series routers.
•Cisco Router Web Setup Troubleshooting Guide—Provides basic router configuration information.
•Upgrading Memory in Cisco 800 Series Routers—Provides information about upgrading memory in the Cisco 800 series routers.
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