Help with Cisco 837 router to connect to the Internet via ADSL?

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I've just got a Cisco 837 ADSL router which I'm hoping to use to connect to
the Internet via BT broadband in the UK (PPoA). I've used a guide I found
on Cisco's site to do some basic setup via the command line but have been
unable to connect; it went through the usual interface & NAT configs as
well as some ADSL stuff but at no point did I see anywhere to add my BT
broadband username, which I know need to add in order to connect to the
Internet.

I have been able to get a ping back from the internal IP address of the
router so I thought I would be able to use the SDM to configure it, but I
can't connect to it via fiefox (I get Connection Interrupted The document
contains no data) or IE (The page cannot be displayed error)

The Image I'm using is :c837-k9o3sy6-mz.124-12.bin

I think this is a quite recent version so I'm a bit stuck as to how to
proceed, can anyone give me any clues as to how to connect via the web
front end or how to correctly configure my router via the command line?

TIA, Jason

Re: Help with Cisco 837 router to connect to the Internet via ADSL?
Jason wrote:

| I've just got a Cisco 837 ADSL router which I'm hoping to use to connect to
| the Internet via BT broadband in the UK (PPoA). I've used a guide I found
| on Cisco's site to do some basic setup via the command line but have been
| unable to connect; it went through the usual interface & NAT configs as
| well as some ADSL stuff but at no point did I see anywhere to add my BT
| broadband username, which I know need to add in order to connect to the
| Internet.
|
| I have been able to get a ping back from the internal IP address of the
| router so I thought I would be able to use the SDM to configure it, but I
| can't connect to it via fiefox (I get Connection Interrupted The document
| contains no data) or IE (The page cannot be displayed error)
|
| The Image I'm using is :c837-k9o3sy6-mz.124-12.bin
|
| I think this is a quite recent version so I'm a bit stuck as to how to
| proceed, can anyone give me any clues as to how to connect via the web
| front end or how to correctly configure my router via the command line?

See if any of this lines are present in the configuration:
ip http server
ip http secure-server
You need this lines to be able to connect to the router via http
(https).

Re: Help with Cisco 837 router to connect to the Internet via ADSL?

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Thanks, that's what I needed to change, it's all working fine now.

Jase

Re: Help with Cisco 837 router to connect to the Internet via ADSL?
Hi Jason,

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Probably the best way to do this is to post your CURRENT Router
configuration (sanitised to remove passwords, etc) and let people
comment on that. Your user login/password  are usually specified on a
DIALER interface, however this depends totally on the method your ISP
uses to authenticate the user, possibly using one of  PPPoA, PPPoE or
bridged. It may also pay to specify your ISP and the method they
prefer (if you are aware of it).

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You need to enable the HTTP Server if you want to get away from the
Command line stuff, however I prefer the Command line
anyway.........;-)

Cheers...............pk.


--
Peter from Auckland.

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