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No Console

Everything was going well with my remote console session R2002 until I decided to clear the configs…

erase startup-config
Reload

Then nothing. So I go and visit the site (OK, climb the stairs and turn left) and do a physical check. Power lights look OK. Then I spotted it – I’d plugged the console cable into the AUX socket. Port is never enabled because the router is sitting there at the

Would you like to enter the initial configuration dialog? [yes/no]:

prompt, which means the AUX line is not yet enabled. Of course there’s a security issue here as I should have shutdown the AUX port in the first place!

Plug moved one socket to the left (HINT – SKY BLUE). Normal operation restored, now I can get on with the task of configuring it to be a frame-relay switch.