How to Enable a Web Interface on a Cisco Catalyst

Cisco Catalyst switches include remote configuration options such as connecting through telnet, SSH and web interface. If you are configuring a Cisco Catalyst switch but are uncomfortable with the Cisco command line (CLI), enabling configuration access through a web browser is a logic choice.

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Set up the HTTP service on a Cisco Catalyst switch.

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Click the "Start" button, then click the "Run" box (Windows XP) or click the "Search" box (Windows 7 or Vista). Type "cmd" in the "Run" or "Search" box, and then press the "Enter" key. The command line window will appear.

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Type "telnet x.x.x.x" and substitute the IP address of the Cisco Catalyst switch for the "x.x.x.x," and then press the "Enter" key.

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Type the password when requested to connect to the Cisco Catalyst.

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Type "enable" and press the "Enter" key. Type the Privileged Exec password when requested, and press the "Enter" key.

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Type "config t" and press the "Enter" key.

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Type "IP http server" and press the "Enter" key.

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Type "end" and press the "Enter" key.