Essential Cisco Router Configuration Guide for Beginners

For beginners, the basic configuration of this Cisco router is very necessary in order to learn the next level. In this article I will teach "How to configure a basic dicisco router".

configure a basic dicisco router

As shown above, here we use the basic dicisco topology, I hope you already understand how to create the dipackettracker topology or you can download the basic topology here.

We will start the initial configuration that we will do on R1, R2, R3, namely:
  1. Time Configuration
  2. Hostname Configuration 
  3. Enable Password Configuration
  4. Banner Configuration
  5. Password Console and VTY Configuration
  6. Interface and Description Configuration
The first step is Time Configuration:

Router#clock set 02:00 27 feb 2019
Router#show clock
2:0:9.861 UTC Wed Feb 27 2019
The second step is Hostname Configuration:

Router#conf t
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)#hos -> tekan tab
Router(config)#hostname R1
Third step Enable Password Configuration:

R1(config)#enable ?
password Assign the privileged level password
secret Assign the privileged level secret
R1(config)#enable secret cisco -> the word cisco is the password we use so it's free.

Fourth step Banner Configuration:

R1(config)#banner motd #
Enter TEXT message. End with the character '#'.
  note : make sure to use the ("") sign for prefix and suffix words and the closing (#) sign to execute the command.  

Step five Password Console and VTY Configuration:

R1(config)#line console 0
R1(config-line)#pass -> Press tab
R1(config-line)#password cisco -> the word cisco is the password we use
so feel free to do anything

Step Six Interface Configuration and Description:

R1(config)#int fa0/0
R1(config-if)#des -> Press tab
R1(config-if)#description "connect to switch-1 fa0/1"
R1(config)#int -> Press tab
R1(config)#interface s0/0/0
R1(config-if)#des -> Press tab
R1(config-if)#description "connect to router-2 s0/0/0"
note : on router two he will configure the description on interface s0/0/0 which leads to router one and s0/0/1 which leads to router three.

Basic configuration on Cisco routers has been completed on router one, now you can continue to router two and router three with the same commands as above.