Changing router / switch name

There is example how to change router or switch name on new or equipment with deleted configuration files. In this case, it is changing default router name from ROUTER to R1.

First, skip wizard for equipment settings.

Continue with configuration dialog? [yes/no]: n press enter

Press RETURN to get started!

Enable privileged EXEC mode.

Router>enable press enter

From privileged EXEC mode, enters global configuration mode

Router#config terminal press enter

Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.

Change host name

Router(config)#hostname R1 press enter

Exit global configuration mode

R1(config)#exit press enter


%SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from console by console

Save settings to startup-config file from running memory.

R1#copy running-config startup-config press enter

Destination filename [startup-config]? press enter

Building configuration…


Exit privileged exec mode

R1#exit press enter

R1 con0 is now available

Press RETURN to get started.


Short version of example is

Router >enable

config t

hostname R1


copy run start