Using SSH to connect to a Catalyst 1900 switch

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Hi,

Can anyone tell me how to connect to my Catalyst 1900 switch using SSH? I
can connect without problem to the console using a rollover cable in my PCs
COM port but I'd also like to connect via the switches IP address. I can't
find any documentation on how to set a password for an SSH (or Telnet)
session in the switches configuration & when I try to connect using puTTY I
get the message "Network error: Connection refused"? I'm starting to think
that maybe the 1900 can't accept SSH or Telnet connections but I doubt this
very much.

TIA, Jason.

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This should help:

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2900xl_3500xl/catalyst1900_2820/version8.00.03/icgf/19icover.html

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conf t
line vty 0 4
login
password cisco
wri mem


That will get you telnet access, as far as SSH I beleive you have to
have a certain IOS train to use SSH.

You do have an IP address on the switch already, correct? Can you ping
the address?

Re: Using SSH to connect to a Catalyst 1900 switch

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I have now successfuly connected via Telnet so thanks very much.

Re: Using SSH to connect to a Catalyst 1900 switch
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Chuck it out, and buy a switch that hasn't been EOL'd since almost
before ssh existed (exagerating here)? The generation after this one
didn't support SSH either..

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You can telnet to it when you configure remote access in the menus.
Read up on the docs here.

<http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalyst2900xl_3500xl/catalyst1900_2820/version9.00.00/icgf/19icg9x.html#wp9129>

Network Management Menu->IP Configuration Menu
Setup your IP address and password.


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Yeah I'm starting to gather that. I'm studying for my CCNA & I inherited
the lab I'm using from a friend who did his CCNA a few years ago. Much of
the syntax also differs quite a lot from the Catalyst 2960 that my study
book uses to give examples, which is quite frustrating; can you recommend
something more modern that I might be able to pick up on eBay fairly
cheaply?

Thanks, Jase

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