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For this assignment, imagine the following scenario:
Tom, new on the job, looks at the work order that his boss and the Senior Networking Engineer just
handed him. The work order tells him to go to Building 3, Lab Room 201, Equipment Row 6, rack 14. The
request is to connect to a router labeled Prometheus23, issue a ‘show run’ command and copy the
screen output to a text file. It seems like a simple request. He should then email the file to his boss.
As Tom is getting off the 2nd floor elevator, he wonders why he had to drive 5 miles and waste an hour of
his time when a network telnet/VPN channel could have been used to access it.
After locating rack 14, he sees Prometheus23 in U space 6. He takes out his laptop, and connects the
console cable he brought with him. That is when he notices that the data link light on the Fast Ethernet
port is not on, even though it appears connected. After opening up the PuTTY access, he gets the
message “Password required, none set”. Tom knows the password, but wonders why it is not even
prompting him for a password and wonders what is going on.
Using either Packet Tracer or Physical Routers perform the following:
• Configure a router with directly connected networks
• Assign IP Addresses to the interfaces
• Issue a no shutdown command
Next, configure enable secret password and line vty 0 4 password. Do not save the configuration to
NVRAM and recycle the power. When the router reboots, check the password configuration of the router
and check the status of the interfaces.
Take a screenshot showing that the router is not able to accept a remote connection. Include this
screenshot in a Word document along with the answer to the following questions:
Consider Tom’s scenario. Why did he have to make this trip in the first place? Why not use a