How to Enable the Web Interface for the Cisco Catalyst 2950

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How to Enable the Web Interface for the Cisco Catalyst 2950
Set up the Cisco Catalyst 2950 web interface for ease of configuration (network cables image by glinn from Fotolia.com)

Cisco Catalyst series switches provide a feature rich command line interface environment for switch configuration and status. However, if you are not familiar with the Cisco command line and prefer to use a web interface instead, the web interface for a Cisco Catalyst 2950 can be enabled by following a short procedure.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista computer with Microsoft telnet client software installed
  • Cisco Catalyst 2950 with telnet access enabled
  • IP address of the Cisco Catalyst 2950
  • Telnet access password for the Cisco Catalyst 2950
  • Privileged Exec mode password for the Cisco Catalyst 2950

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Select the "Globe" start button on the Windows computer, then select "Programs" and then click "Accessories." Select the command line icon. The command line will then display.

  2. 2

    Type "telnet 192.168.0.1," replacing "192.168.0.1" with the IP address of the Cisco 2950. Tap the "Enter" key to connect to the switch.

  3. 3

    Enter the telnet access password for the Cisco 2950 at the command prompt, then press the "Enter" key. Type "enable" on the command prompt and press the "Enter" key.

  4. 4

    Enter the Privileged Exec password for the Cisco 2950 switch when prompted, then tap the "Enter" key. Type "config term" on the command prompt and press "Enter."

  5. 5

    Enter "ip http server" on the command prompt and tap the "Enter" key. Type "end" and press "Enter."

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