Accessing the CLI Using a Router Console
Cisco IR1101 routers have console port with only USB support. The console cable (Cisco P/N CAB-CONSOLE-USB, 6ft long) is not included and must be ordered.
The console port is a USB 2.0 mini USB Type B connector which is located on the front panel of the chassis. The default baud rate is 9600.
If your laptop or PC warns you that you do not have the proper drivers to communicate with the router, you can obtain them from your computers manufacturer, or go here: https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers
On a device fresh from the factory, you are greeted with a System Configuration Dialog where you respond to basic configuration questions. If the router was ordered for the use of Cisco PnP connect services, in the case of centralized provisioning, the router skips the initial dialog. The following is an example:
--- System Configuration Dialog --- Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]: yes 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 ''. Basic management setup configures only enough connectivity for management of the system, extended setup will ask you to configure each interface on the system Would you like to enter basic management setup? [yes/no]: yes Configuring global parameters: Enter host name [Router]: <your-host-name> The enable secret is a password used to protect access to privileged EXEC and configuration modes. This password, after entered, becomes encrypted in the configuration. Enter enable secret: <your-password> The enable password is used when you do not specify an enable secret password, with some older software versions, and some boot images. Enter enable password: <your-password> The virtual terminal password is used to protect access to the router over a network interface. Enter virtual terminal password: <your-password> Setup account for accessing HTTP server? [yes]: <return> Username [admin]: <your-username> Password [cisco]: <your-password> Password is UNENCRYPTED. Configure SNMP Network Management? [no]: <return> Current interface summary Any interface listed with OK? value "NO" does not have a valid configuration Interface IP-Address OK? Method Status Protocol GigabitEthernet0/0/0 unassigned NO unset up up FastEthernet0/0/1 unassigned YES unset down down FastEthernet0/0/2 unassigned YES unset down down FastEthernet0/0/3 unassigned YES unset down down FastEthernet0/0/4 unassigned YES unset up up Async0/2/0 unassigned YES unset up down Vlan1 unassigned YES unset up up
Names and IP addresses in this next section are shown as examples.
Enter interface name used to connect to the management network from the above interface summary: vlan1 Configuring interface Vlan1: Configure IP on this interface? [no]: yes IP address for this interface: 192.168.1.1 Subnet mask for this interface [255.255.255.0] : <return> Class C network is 192.168.1.0, 24 subnet bits; mask is /24 Would you like to configure DHCP? [yes/no]: yes Enter DHCP pool name: wDHCPool Enter DHCP network: 192.168.1.0 Enter DHCP netmask: 255.255.255.0 Enter Default router: 192.168.1.1 The following configuration command script was created: hostname <your-hostname> enable secret 9 $9$Z6fl74fvoEdMgU$XZYs8l4phbqpXsb48l9bzCng3u4Bc2kh1STsoLoHNes enable password <your-enable-password> line vty 0 4 password <your-password> username <your-username> privilege 15 password <your-password> no snmp-server ! ! interface GigabitEthernet0/0/0 shutdown no ip address ! interface FastEthernet0/0/1 ! interface FastEthernet0/0/2 ! interface FastEthernet0/0/3 ! interface FastEthernet0/0/4 ! interface Vlan1 no shutdown ip address 192.168.1.1 255.255.255.0 no mop enabled ip dhcp pool wDHCPool network 192.168.1.0 255.255.255.0 default-router 192.168.1.1 ! end  Go to the IOS command prompt without saving this config.  Return back to the setup without saving this config.  Save this configuration to nvram and exit. Enter your selection : 2 Building configuration... [OK] Use the enabled mode 'configure' command to modify this configuration. Press RETURN to get started! <return> *Jul 27 21:35:24.369: %CRYPTO_ENGINE-5-KEY_ADDITION: A key named TP-self-signed-3211716068 has been generated or imported by crypto-engine *Jul 27 21:35:24.372: %SSH-5-ENABLED: SSH 1.99 has been enabled *Jul 27 21:35:24.448: %PKI-4-NOCONFIGAUTOSAVE: Configuration was modified. Issue "write memory" to save new IOS PKI configuration *Jul 27 21:35:24.532: %CRYPTO_ENGINE-5-KEY_ADDITION: A key named TP-self-signed-3211716068.server has been generated or imported by crypto-engine hostname>
The device now has a basic configuration that you can build upon.
Using the Console Interface
Enter the following command:
(Go to Step 3 if the enable password has not been configured.) At the password prompt, enter your system password:
When your password is accepted, the privileged EXEC mode prompt is displayed.
You now have access to the CLI in privileged EXEC mode and you can enter the necessary commands to complete your desired tasks.
To exit the console session, enter the quit command: