How To Enable Cisco SDM On Cisco 2800 Router

Since Cisco released Cisco IOS version 14 we can now apply and manage the router configuration using a GUI.

By defualt the Cisco SDM GUI is disable, In order to unable the GUI we need to apply a few commands to the router.

To enable the SDM GUI:

Log into the router and type:

Router# configure terminal
Enter configuration commands, one per line. End with CNTL/Z.
Router(config)# ip http server
Router(config)# ip http secure-server
Router(config)# ip http authentication local end
Router(config)# ip http timeout-policy idle 600 life 86400 requests 10000

The last command will change the defualt user name and password which is cisco for username and cisco for password.


Router(config)# username username privilege 15 secret 0 password


Router(config)# username admin privilege 15 secret 0 newpassword

The last step is to access the router using the web browser:


With Cisco 2800 series pre configured routers we also need to remove the defualt ACL which block access to the router.