Cisco 67x

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Welcome to the Cisco 67x Website Setup Page

This page discuses how to set up your Cisco 675 or 678 DSL router so that you can have a web server on one of your computers. The requirements are as follows:

The first thing that you need to do is gain access to your router. You can does this in two ways: with the management (Mgmt) cable or via telnet. To connect with the Mgmt cable, follow these simple steps:

  1. Locate your Mgmt cable
  2. Plug the ethernet side into the MGMT port of your router and the serial side into your computer
  3. Start HyperTerminal
  4. Open a session using the appropriate settings that came with your router
  5. Press the “Connect” button
  6. You might need to press a couple of times for the router to responde
  7. The router will say:
    User Access Verification
  8. Press <enter> as there is no password set (unless you’ve already set a password, then type that password in)
  9. The router will then display
  10. Type enable
  11. The router will display:
  12. Again, press <enter> (unless you have set a password)
  13. The router will display:
  14. Type
    set nat entry add <ip-address> 80 tcp
    (<ip-address> is defined in step 16)

  15. Type:
    quit and press <enter> to exit the Cisco modem.
  16. is the private IP address of the computer that will host the web site. To find this IP address click Start>Run: and type command <enter>. A MS-DOS window will come up. Type: ipconfig <enter>. The number next to were it says: IP Address is your <ip-address>. Note: this procedure (just in step 16) needs to be complete on the computer that will be hosting the web server (known as the “host computer”). The host computer must also be connected to the network so that it can obtain its IP address. Type exit <enter> to exit the MS-DOS command.

The next step is to load your Server Software. Both Windows 98 and Windows 2000 come with Microsoft Personal Web Server (PWS). PWS should be located some place on the WIN98 CD-ROM for Windows 98. For Windows 2000, go to Start>Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs. Click on Add/Remove Windows Components and make sure there is a check mark next to Internet Information Service (IIS). Follow the wizard that comes up. If you don’t want to use PWS, there are also a variety of other server software that is available. The best place to start looking is The main things to consider when getting server software is what you want to do on your website.

These include things like:

  • Server-Side-Includes SSI)
  • Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
  • CGI
  • SMTP
  • FTP