How to Enable the Web Interface for the Cisco Catalyst 2950

By Dave Wilson

Cisco Catalyst series switches provide a feature rich command line interface environment for switch configuration and status. However, if you are not familiar with the Cisco command line and prefer to use a web interface instead, the web interface for a Cisco Catalyst 2950 can be enabled by following a short procedure.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Windows 7 or Vista computer with Microsoft telnet client software installed
  • Cisco Catalyst 2950 with telnet access enabled
  • IP address of the Cisco Catalyst 2950
  • Telnet access password for the Cisco Catalyst 2950
  • Privileged Exec mode password for the Cisco Catalyst 2950

Step 1

Select the "Globe" start button on the Windows computer, then select "Programs" and then click "Accessories." Select the command line icon. The command line will then display.

Step 2

Type "telnet 192.168.0.1," replacing "192.168.0.1" with the IP address of the Cisco 2950. Tap the "Enter" key to connect to the switch.

Step 3

Enter the telnet access password for the Cisco 2950 at the command prompt, then press the "Enter" key. Type "enable" on the command prompt and press the "Enter" key.

Step 4

Enter the Privileged Exec password for the Cisco 2950 switch when prompted, then tap the "Enter" key. Type "config term" on the command prompt and press "Enter."

Step 5

Enter "ip http server" on the command prompt and tap the "Enter" key. Type "end" and press "Enter."