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Configuring a Cisco 837

Discussion in 'Other Cisco Equipment' started by MAS3, Nov 21, 2006.

  1. MAS3

    MAS3 LI Guru Member

    A friend of mine got a hold of this Cisco 837 router.
    He is able to do some text based configuring, but would like to do this with his browser.
    Up to now, he's not able to connect to the router with his browser.
    He can't ping it either.
    Anybody know anything to get him started ?
    Maybe some newer firmware for it ?
  2. DocLarge

    DocLarge Super Moderator Staff Member Member

    Have him do a "sh ver" to get the current firmware version for starters. I personally haven't used that model so I don't know whether or not if it has a gui similar to linksys routers for configuration.

  3. ifican

    ifican Network Guru Member

    Very bad gui in the 800's

    The 800 series in general have a horrible implementation of a web gui (in my humble opinion of course). I have never been able to get the gui to work effectively in any 800 router, however it he wants to have a go at it, somewhere in the configuration you well see a line that says "ip http server", it is the command that enables the web gui and then he will have to make sure its not being blocked via an access-list anywhere. However i would recommend taking the time to play with the command line. Once you learn the command line for the operating system in question where it be IOS or COS it is basically the same for any device that uses that same type of OS. If he has any specific questions feel free to ask.
  4. kspare

    kspare Computer Guy Staff Member Member

    The router itself has a useless gui.

    http://www.cisco.com/pcgi-bin/tablebuild.pl/sdm click this link and download the sdm. It is a very functional gui/java based utility for configuring the 800 series routers.

    Let me know if that helps, if you still are stuck let me know what you are trying to do with the router and maybe I can help write a config.
  5. jm23hh

    jm23hh Network Guru Member

    Hi there,

    the SDMr does NOT support the 837:

    Release Notes for Cisco Router and Security
    Device Manager 2.3.2:

    SDM does not support Telco/CO router models.
    Cisco SB100 series:
    • Cisco SB101
    • Cisco SB106
    • Cisco SB107
    Cisco 800 series:
    • Cisco 831
    • Cisco 836
    • Cisco 837
    • Cisco 851

  6. kspare

    kspare Computer Guy Staff Member Member

  7. jm23hh

    jm23hh Network Guru Member

    OK, you're right...

    but AFIAK the user needs a SmartNet or similar SLA to get the IOS if it isn't already installed on the router.

  8. kspare

    kspare Computer Guy Staff Member Member

    What version of ios do you have?
  9. MAS3

    MAS3 LI Guru Member

    Thank you for your replies.
    I pointed my friend to this thread, he told me he needs some login.
    I don't remember exactly what he told me, my pc crashed and i had some trouble getting it up again but lost a lot of data.
  10. kspare

    kspare Computer Guy Staff Member Member

    Find yourself a console cable and start working that way. You can wipe the router and start it from scratch.
  11. arSouth

    arSouth LI Guru Member

    if you know someone with a CCO account from Cisco, have them download the IOS for you. please don't wipe the IOS, you can wipe the configs, but don't wipe the IOS, becareful with that.

    IOS is flash. config is in NVRAM.
    if you don't have a new IOS, which is a " .bin " file
    whatever you do, don't use this command : "erase flash" and then turn off your router.

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