Cisco ConfigMaker

Cisco ConfigMaker is a great free utility that allows Cisco routers, switches, and hubs to be configured from a graphical application that runs on Windows. The drag-and-drop interface allows you to create a “map” of your network (including links), and then access the properties of devices to complete their configuration. The tool doesn’t require any knowledge of the Cisco IOS command line interface. Once complete, the generated configuration files can be uploaded to devices via their console port, or over the network.

The ConfigMaker tool is aimed at small and medium businesses, as well as Cisco resellers. Routers that can be configured with the tool include those in the 800, 1000, 1600, 2500, 2600, 3600, and 4000 series.

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