How To Access Switch first time

In this blog we will explain How to access Switch first time in network. We need below following before the implementation.


  • Console cable
  • Patch code
  • Power cables
  • Seriel to USB converter


In step-1 We will firstly connect the console cable to console port and connect the USB side to your PC.

After connecting the console cable we can check the status of the port on PC by using below command.

  • Firstly connect the console cable to console port of Switch and connect USB Side to the PC.
  • Open the device Manager in PC by Command devmgmt.msc.
  • Check the Port Status in device manager.
  • Window<Run<devmgmt.msc

    • Window explorer<my computer<right click and select Manage<device Manager.
    • Open configuration Software like Putty ,Teraterm,Hyper-terminal,Secure CRT.

    • After connecting Check the COM Port in PC and Put Same COM Port in Configuration Software.


    After accessing the Switch by using Putty or Secure CRT you can easily configure the switch like in packet tracker.

    After accessing the Switch will load first time with IOS which stored in the flash of switch.


    Now We are performing the basic configuration on switches

    Basic Configuration

    Step -5

    Verify the VLAN:


    Management IP Address:


    We can Verify by using sh ip int brief.

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