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Common Cisco Router IOS Commands

The commands below show some of the more common day to day commands that you will use when configuring or diagnosing issues on a Cisco router that is running the IOS software. This can be used as a quick cheat sheet on the common basic commands. All these commands can be shortened to some extent. For example “show run” will actually execute the same as “show running-config”. enter privileged mode enable Show the current configuration show running-config Saving the config…

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Reboot a Cisco 7940/7960 series handset

To reboot a Cisco 7940 / 7960 serial VOIP handset without unplugging the power brick (or the ethernet port when using PoE / Power Over Ethernet), you can press the following three button combination: [*] + [6] + [Settings] The “Headset” button light will light up briefly and then turn off, then the same thing will occur with the “Mute” button light, and then finally the same will occur with the “Speaker” button light. The phone will then reboot. This…

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Default config unlock password on a Cisco 7940 / 7960 series handset

To change any configuration options on a Cisco 7940 or 7960 series voip handset itself (not over tftp), you need to enter in a unlock config password. This may be needed if you want to set up the handset with a static IP address. To get to the unlock config screen, press the “Settings” button, scroll down to “Unlock Config”, and press the “Select” softkey. You will now be asked to enter the password. The default password is “cisco”. As…

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Logo URL for Cisco 7940/7960 on Trixbox

The Cisco 7940 and 7960 VOIP phones (possibly other models too) allow you to send a image file to the phone for it to display as the main logo while the phone is idle. Trixbox comes with a image file you can use by default, however it doesn’t automatically set up Cisco phones to use it. The url you need to use for the Logo URL is as follows: http://<ip of trixbox server>/cisco/bmp/asterisk-tux.bmp Note: Replace “<ip of trixbox server>” with…

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