[lug] Cisco 675 Config.

John Starkey jstarkey at ajstarkey.com
Tue Sep 5 09:06:16 MDT 2000

Thanks for the reply Chip. I saw your last message but thought I should
reply to Sean's and Arnie's before I answered your question.

I called USWest on Fri to ask them if the light would stop blinking when
they've got me config'd. They said yea. But I posted here because this
list normally knows more about them than they do.

No the light is constant. I've heard about authentication nightmares. So
I'm trying to do everything I can before they are done. I actually have
picked up a hi-traffic site to host and need this up and blazing (god, I
hope they get me more than the guarranteed 256k, as everyone says) as soon
as I can, before they lose interest. I can't get USWest on their feet. I
was told I was one of only a few in line for the service here in Aurora.

Anyway. Arnie's message got me comm. with the 675. I just tried to telnet
in but was refused due to password not being set..... off to the manuals.
[yawn]. :}

Thanks again,


On Tue, 5 Sep 2000, Atkinson, Chip wrote:

> When the light blinks, does it blink for a bit then go solid, and then start
> blinking again?  If so, it may be that your 675 is getting the connection
> but can't get the connection started due to username/password.  
> Chip
> -----Original Message-----
> From: John Starkey [mailto:jstarkey at ajstarkey.com]
> Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2000 8:34 AM
> To: lug at lug.boulder.co.us
> Subject: Re: [lug] Cisco 675 Config.
> Did they call you and give you the IP@, login, and password info?? 
> It's funny how this has worked so far. I ordered DSL on the 19th. They
> compare relatively well to ATT in that they gave me several different
> answers as to whether I could get DSL or not, I finally told them I wasn't
> gonna pay for the line if I couldn't get it, because I'd be disconnecting
> immediately to go with ATT. Then finally someone tested the neighbors line
> and she was eligible. They said they needed 10 days an I can't order DSL
> the same day I order regular service, so they'll place the order on the
> 24th have it up on the 10th. Then they send me this router with no info
> about IP@, login, or even how to tell when they have it set up.
> I checked a couple other ISPs but noone could speed them up either so I
> just stayed with USWest.net.
> Anyway. Enough complaining. I'm gathering from your message that all I can
> do is wait for the light to stop blinking or the 10th. If they don't have
> it config'd correctly then I won't know before the 10th whether they'd got
> me up and running??
> You know. If Windoze didn't need so many resources I'd install it on a
> cheap box for this type of situation. Just to get things started when it's
> assumed you are a Windoze user. That would even bump it up to "usable"
> status in my mind.
> John
> On Sat, 2 Sep 2000, Sean Reifschneider wrote:
> > On Tue, Sep 05, 2000 at 10:21:08PM -0400, John Starkey wrote:
> > >step. BUT if there is a way to avoid this and do it withouth a GUI (or
> > >other) I'd prefer that.
> > 
> > I'd be shocked if they sent you a 675 that didn't have the firmware
> > on it.  You can probably skip that step.  If you can't, you're hosed,
> > Cisco doesn't offer those files for anonymous FTP or anything that I
> > could find -- we needed to upgrade our 675 last week and the files
> > were nowhere to be found on the Cisco site.  Indra had the 2.2.0
> > version on ftp.indra.net:/cisco
> > 
> > >Is this the serial-to-eth cable? Or can I just connect from a spare
> > >ethx or better yet the hub into the management connection??
> > 
> > The management cable is the serial cable.  You may be able to connect
> > via ethernet, I don't know what IP that would be at though.  Maybe you'd
> > get lucky and it would be configured for dhcp -- try starting DHCP
> > and see if you get assigned an address by the Cisco.
> > 
> > >what I'm doing here (obviously). But will the light be steady even if I'm
> > >not set up going into the router? Meaning the light only indicates that
> > >the router is talking DSL. I don't have to config it to know when DSL is
> > 
> > The light will be up when the WAN link is connected.  This means that 
> > if you don't have the right PPP information in there it will blink,
> > or if your phone line is dead.  Those sorts of things.
> > 
> > >So do I need to use ppp0 (I've only used PPP (that I know of) for
> > >dial-up). When using Cable modem is it also considered a
> > 
> > The 675 does PPP over ATM to speak to your DSL provider.  PPP is also
> > used for T1 connections and the like -- it's more than just a dial-up
> > modem protocol.
> > 
> > >Done. And minicom is open but pointing to my internal modem (not the
> > >router). not sure where to point it: eth0 or a serial port. (see above).
> > 
> > The other serial port.
> > 
> > >Yea, I bought/leased? a block of 8, but have no clue how I'll find out
> > >what they are. I assume the actual IP@ wont be guaranteed until the
> > >service is up, so I haven't bothered to ask.
> > 
> > If your ISP hasn't activated the service and given you your PPP
> > login/password, there's not much you can do except call them and
> > ask them to get moving on it.
> > 
> > Sean
> > -- 
> >  His thoughts tumbled in his head, making and breaking alliances like
> >  underpants in a dryer without Cling Free.
> > Sean Reifschneider, Inimitably Superfluous <jafo at tummy.com>
> > tummy.com - Linux Consulting since 1995. Qmail, KRUD, Firewalls, Python
> > 
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