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Perform Initial Software Configuration for the ACX5448, ACX5448-D, and ACX5448-M Routers

Before you begin connecting and configuring an ACX5400 router, set the following parameter values on the console server or PC:

  • Baud Rate—9600

  • Flow Control—None

  • Data—8

  • Parity—None

  • Stop Bits—1

  • DCD State—Disregard

You must perform the initial configuration of the ACX5400 router through the console port using the command-line interface (CLI).

To connect and configure the router from the console:

  1. Connect the console port to a laptop or PC using the supplied RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 adapter. The console (CON) port is located on the management panel of the router.
  2. Log in as root. You do not need a password. If the software booted before you connected to the console port, you might need to press the Enter key for the prompt to appear.
  3. Start the CLI.
  4. Enter configuration mode.
  5. Add a password to the root administration user account.
  6. (Optional) Configure the name of the router. If the name includes spaces, enclose the name in quotation marks (“ ”).
  7. Configure the default gateway.
  8. Configure the IP address and prefix length for the router’s management interface.
    CAUTION:

    Although you can use the CLI to configure two management Ethernet interfaces within the same subnet, only one interface is usable and supported.

    Note:

    The management port (MGMT) is located on the management panel of the ACX5400 router.

  9. (Optional) Configure the static routes to remote prefixes with access to the management port.
  10. Enable the Telnet service.
    Note:

    When Telnet is enabled, you cannot log in to a router through Telnet by using root credentials. Root login is allowed only for SSH access.

  11. Commit the configuration to activate it on the router.