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CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION COMMAND LINE INTERFACE SOFTWARE
MULTILINK ML1600 ETHERNET COMMUNICATIONS SWITCH – INSTRUCTION MANUAL 1–11
Z Once the login prompt appears, login as manager using default
Z Configure the IP address, network mask and default gateway as
per the IP addressing scheme for your network.
Z Set the manager password (this step is recommended; refer to the
Z Save the settings (without saving, the changes made will be lost).
Z Power off the switch (or a software reboot as discussed below).
Z Power on the switch - login with the new login name and password
Z From the PC (or from the switch) ping the IP address specified for
the switch to ensure connectivity
Z From the switch ping the default gateway specified (ensure you are
connected to the network to check for connectivity) to ensure
ipconfig [ip=<ip-address>] [mask=<subnet-mask>] [dgw=<gateway>]
An example is shown below.
ML1600# ipconfig ip=18.104.22.168 mask=255.255.252.0
This manual assumes the reader is familiar with IP addressing schemes, net masks, and
how default gateways and routers are used in a network.
Reboot gives an opportunity to save the configuration prior to shutdown. For a reboot,
simply type in the command
reboot. Note that even though the passwords are not
changed, they can be changed later.
Proceed on rebooting the switch? ['Y' or 'N'] Y
Do you wish to save current configuration? ['Y' or 'N'] Y
The ML1600 forces an answer by prompting with a “Y” or a “N” to prevent accidental
keystroke errors and loss of work.
The parameters can be viewed at any time by using the
show command. The show
command will be covered in more detail later in various sections throughout the
The example below illustrates the basic setup parameters. You can use
show setup or
show sysconfig commands to view setup parameters
ML1600# show setup
Version: ML1600 build 1.6.1 Apr 29 2005 11:10:13
MAC Address: 00:20:06:27:0a:e0
IP Address: 22.214.171.124
Subnet Mask: 255.255.252.0
Gateway Address: 126.96.36.199
CLI Mode: Manager
System Name: ML1600