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Cisco 2501 router problem?

By jepp5166 ·
Have a problem with my cisco 2501 router. When I'm connected to the router on the terminal I can't type anything. I've switch routers on the same connection and it works fine. I've went into rommon and the same results, not letting me type anything. Any ideas would be appreciated. The router seems to boot up fine, it goes into a system congiuration dialog and asks me if an interface is in use. When I try to type no, nothing is being typed on the terminal. Even just hitting the enter has no effect.

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by SypherSoul(sp) In reply to Cisco 2501 router problem ...

try an tftp server or hyper terminal which in under accessories by way of communication
using a console cable

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using the hyperterminal

by jepp5166 In reply to reply

I'm am using the hyperterminal through the console port. I tried different baud speeds but they made it unreadable. I even connected another router with the same session and it worked fine.

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by SypherSoul(sp) In reply to Cisco 2501 router problem ...

try an tftp server or hyper terminal which is under accessories by way of communication
using a console cable

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Are you telnetting to the router? If so, check your speed/duplex settings

by Why Me Worry? In reply to Cisco 2501 router problem ...

What you describe could be a simple speed/duplex mismatch between the management port and whatever other device is trying to talk to it. I'm no router expert, but it sounds as if you have some sort of communication issue where packets are being dropped. Take a further look and let us know.

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console port

by CG IT In reply to Are you telnetting to the ...

9600 baud 8 bit 1 stop no flow control is the default comm on the console port using hyperterminal. [console cable].

Using the console port imo is the best way to get in to and work with the Cisco routers.

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Special function Key

by rickenglish In reply to Cisco 2501 router problem ...

Have you checked Special function Keys? Such as the Caps lock on, Num lock or Scroll lock?

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by jepp5166 In reply to Special function Key

what do you mean with the use of special keys. I've tried the caps lock on and off but haven't tried any of the others.

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You clearly have some sort of terminal emulation issue

by Why Me Worry? In reply to ???

if you going direct hyperterminal using the serial console cable. Also, check to make sure the cable isn't bad and that there aren't any borken or bent pins on the serial connector.

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by rickenglish In reply to You clearly have some sor ...

If the Scroll lock is activated when remoting in on HyperTerminal you will not be able to type. Check and see if your LED for the Scroll lock is on.

I just remoted into several of my work network device just to double check myself and at least for our cisco networked system that holds true

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by jepp5166 In reply to Special function Key

I just tried to get into it again and all my locks are off. Here is what shows up on the screen:

System Bootstrap, Version (3.3), SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1986-1993 by cisco Systems
2500 processor with 4096 Kbytes of main memory

Restricted Rights Legend

Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is
subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
(c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted
Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph
(c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.

cisco Systems, Inc.
1525 O'Brien Drive
Menlo Park, California 94025


3000 Software (IGS-RXBOOT Bootstrap), Version 9.14(4) fc3, RELEASE SOFTWARE
Copyright (c) 1986-1993 by cisco Systems, Inc.
Compiled Mon 13-Dec-93 15:53 by chansen


cisco 3000 (68030) processor (revision A) with 4096K/2048K bytes of memory.
Processor board serial number 01090035
DDN X.25 software, Version 2.0, NET2 and BFE compliant.
1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface.
2 Serial network interfaces.
32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
4096K bytes of Flash address space sized on CPU board.

--- System Configuration Dialog ---

Refer to the 'Getting Started' Guide for additional help.
Default settings are in square brackets '[]'.


Configuring interface Ethernet0:
Is this interface in use? [yes]:

It just won't let me type anything to answer that question. I put another router on the same connection and it works fine.

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