Initial configuration for Cisco routers

There are a few things I always do first when configuring Cisco routers:

  1. Backup current IOS image file – just in case something goes wrong in the next step.
  2. Update to latest IOS version – cos everybody just loves those new bells ‘n’ whistles right?!?
  3. Initial configuration – useful commands to make life easier.
Here’s the step-by-step instructions: