Connecting to the Cisco Router
It is generally best to make a direct connection to the router via the console port rather than accessing it through a network connection. Where a direct connection to the console port is not possible, use of the SSH encrypted protocol to remotely access the router is preferred, if enabled.
Take the following points into account when connecting to the router:
▪ Always begin recording your session before you even log on to the router.
▪ Display and record the current time by using the
show clock detail command frequently during the investigation.
The different ports on a Cisco router allow you to connect in a variety of ...