Erase the configuration on Cisco 2600/3600 Routers
August 5, 2010
A bit back I decided that I should investigate following the Cisco Certification path. The lower levels aren’t hard, but all things considered, you really need to have a “test lab” of equipment to play with. So a few weeks ago I was offered a pair of old Cisco 2600 series routers on the cheap, and decided to pick them up. Around that time I also acquired myself a number other old Cisco devices including some PIX, switches, and a 3600 series router. The problem is, they all had passwords and I didn’t know any of them. Turns out it is super easy to reset routers in the 2600, 2800, 3600, and 3800 series back to the factory default.
Dial-Peers on Cisco 3600
January 25, 2007
When I setup the Cisco 3600 in the office to work with asterisk as our FXO ports, I needed incoming and outgoing capabilities. In was easy enough, but out was more tricky because you need to setup specific dial-peer plans. Well for the longest time I had 3 different sets of rules per port (911, Local & Longdistance). Luckily I only had 4 ports, for a total of 12 rules. I thought that was stupid, but never got to fixing it.
When working with Cisco
April 26, 2005
If your making changes you want latter — Suggestion: Always write the configuration to memory. We haven’t been using our old voip router recently (newer gear for cooler stuff), so I was playing with it a while back (you may remember FXSs are a go! ) — Except I forgot to save my changes to memory before I was done. Sigh. I’m glad I wrote that blog entry, most everything I need to get the system going happily was there.
FXS's are a go!
January 31, 2005
Well its amazingly difficult to find documentation about how to make FXS’s work with Asterisk. I happen to have 4 FXS ports on the Cisco 3640, the same one that has four FXO ports. Below I’m including my configuration for use by others. The FXS port is configured as extension 600 (the Asterisk side configuration is also include). Cisco 3640 Config voice-port 0/0/0<br /> station-id name test<br /> station-id number 600<br /> !
Yea for PBX's
January 30, 2005
So several months ago I moved our small office over from a Windows 2000 box running some Microsoft built-in IP telephony software, to an Asterisk PBX. Now I’ll admit I knew almost nothing about Asterisk, or Cisco hardware. Since then I’ve made major strides. Yesterdays project was to see if I could get a Cisco 3640 router with 4 FXO ports to connect to Asterisk. I did, and I got it to work.