The Interface [Type] [Number] Cisco command

The Cisco command 'interface [type] [number]' is a fundamental command used to configure, access, and modify individual network interfaces on Cisco networking devices, such as routers and switches. It provides a means to establish a connection between the device and the network, enabling the exchange of data and communication.

Command Syntax:

interface [type] [number]


Command Usage:

To enter the interface configuration mode, use the following syntax:

interface [type] [number]

Once in interface configuration mode, you can use various commands to configure and modify the specific interface parameters. These commands include:

Equipment Compatibility:

The 'interface [type] [number]' command is supported on a wide range of Cisco networking devices, including routers, switches, and integrated services routers (ISRs). The specific types of equipment that support this command vary depending on the model and software version.

Benefits of Using the Command:


The 'interface [type] [number]' command is a fundamental tool for configuring and managing network interfaces on Cisco devices. It provides a comprehensive set of options for configuring IP addresses, enabling or disabling interfaces, and managing various interface parameters. By leveraging this command, network administrators can effectively configure and optimize their networks to meet specific requirements and ensure reliable communication and data transfer.

interface [type] [number] Usage Examples

Interface GigabitEthernet: Configures a physical Ethernet interface.

Interface Serial: Configures a physical serial interface.

Interface Loopback: Configures a loopback interface.

Interface VLAN: Configures a VLAN interface.

Interface Tunnel: Configures a tunnel interface.

Interface Port-channel: Configures a port-channel interface.

Interface ATM: Configures an ATM interface.

Interface Frame-relay: Configures a Frame Relay interface.

Interface ISDN: Configures an ISDN interface.