Accessing the Cisco Router CLI

Table 4-4 describes the three connection methods used for management of the router and the command used to enter the line configuration mode to configure each access method.

Table 4-4. CLI Connection Methods

Connection Method

Connection Type


Console port

Direct connection from a computer to the router using a console cable.

line con 0

Auxiliary port

Dialup connection. The receiving modem is connected to the router auxiliary port.

line aux 0


Connection across the network, accessing the router via the network interface.

line vty 0 4

0 0

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