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Need help setting up cisco router 871w at home

By hassanadow ·
I???m in urgent need for help, I have cisco router 871w and I???m trying to setup this router at home but for some reason I can???t seem to make it work.
1. I reset the router almost 10 times and rebooted but it won???t initiated DHCP from my ISP Modem
2. I???m running IOS version 12.3
Any suggestion or material that could help me setup this router would be really appreciated.

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by IcebergTitanic In reply to Need help setting up cisc ...

While I'm not familiar with that particular router, you probably need to go assign the interface an address.

Example:
conf t
interface fa0/1
ip address dhcp setroute
no shut

After that, you'll also need to set another interface as your inside interface...

conf t
interface fa0/2
ip address 192.168.0.1 netmask 255.255.255.0
no shut

The specific syntax may be off since I mostly work with ASAs (different operating system, but similar).

Then you can test by assigning yourself an IP on the same subnet as that inside interface, and point your dns at 8.8.8.8 or something, with default gatway being that inside interface IP.

Good luck!

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