I have a 871 router and trying to get the console to work.
I tried pluggin in the blue Cisco console port cable into the combined console port/aux port on the back of the 871, I get garbage characters in the hyperterimal that I'm using to connect to.
I can plug the same cable using the same setup into a 3825, 1811, 2811 and they all work fine and I can login etc.
I tried the reset button on the back of the 871 but apparently all it does is if it's pressed within 5 seconds of boot and there is a valid alternative *.cfg it will use that rather than startup but that didn't help.
Anyone have any ideas ?