How to Configure a Cisco 7600 Series Router

The Cisco 7600 series of routers is designed to allow for many robust enterprise-oriented options while being simple enough for the advanced home user to configure. It can become an essential part of your network.

This guide is designed to take you through the basic configuration process, from navigating to the IOS browser interface at 192.168.l.l to applying your changes.

1. Navigate to 192.168.l.l

The first step is to open the Cisco IOS web browser interface. You will be prompted to enter any authentication details once you have navigated to it.

If 192.168.l.l does not work, refer to your manual. Your router may have a different local IP address.

2. Configuring Interfaces

One of the first things you should do with your Cisco 7600 router is to configure the individual device interfaces. You will be able to configure one interface at a time, or you may select a range of interfaces to configure.

Items such as duplex mode, interface speed, device privileges and more can be configured at this step.

When performing this, ensure that you take the time to add a description to your interfaces. This will help you remember the purpose of the interface, the device and the rules applied to them.

3. Configuring Rules

The last major configuration step with Cisco 7600 routers is to configure any rules for devices or groups that you may have created. Items such as port forwarding, firewall rules, quality of service settings and so on should be configured at this point.

VLAN configuration, private VLAN group setup, and IP phone support should also be configured at this time.