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Bringing-up a Router Interface

Console Based  |  GUI Based 

Console Based :

Description: By default, an interface will be in shut-down state. We need to issue no shutdown command to bring-up the interface. Notice that the show interfaces command shows that the line protocol is up indicating that the interface is now active (sending and receiving packets).


1. View the information about interface serial 0/0

2. Bring serial 0/0 to no shutdown state

3. Now view the state of the interface serial 0/0

R1#show interfaces serial 0/0
R1#configure terminal
R1(config)#interface serial 0/0
R1(config-if)#no shutdown
R1#show interfaces serial 0/0

GUI Based :


1. Select the device R1 from Select Device drop down box. Click Configure button, this enables left navigation pane.

2. In the left navigation pane Click Interface Management > Interface and Connections this displays Interface and Connections screen. Click Edit Interface Connection tab.

3. Select S0/0 interface from the list and click Edit button.

4. In the interface feature edit screen select Enable from the interface status drop down box and click OK button.

5. Click View > IOS show commands from left navigation pane and select “show interface serial “ from show command drop down box you will be prompted with port number , enter the port number 0 and click show button.

Note: Please refer to the CertExams.com Network Simulator software for complete lab with GUI Interface.

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