Useful CLI Commands For Our Network Devices

Currently, our network consists of a Ubiquiti EdgeRouter Lite, Netgear GS728TP, and two EnGenius EAP600 access points. Here is a list of useful CLI commands that I’ve used to manage them.

EdgeRouter Lite

show configuration commands -- prints out the current configuration in “command format”. You can copy/paste this to reconfigure the switch.

compare — Displays uncommitted changes

sort -n -t . -k 1,1 -k 2,2 -k 3,3 -k 4,4 /etc/hosts | column -t — Shows a list of all the hosts that the router knows about, and aligns the columns to make it easy to read.

Netgear GS728TP

show running-config – prints out the current configuration from the command line

show startup-config interface GigabitEthernet1 – prints a single interfaces configuration
show running-config interface GigabitEthernet1-24 – print configuration for multiple interfaces

show tech-support – print a whole bunch of debugging information in addition to the current switch configuration. This takes a long time to print out.

terminal datadump – Dump all output of a show command without prompting

EnGenius EAP600

top — goes immediately back to the root of the cli structure (instead of having to type exit multiple times to get back up the tree.)

http://x.x.x.x/cgi-bin/luci/html/CM_BackupRestore?backup=1 — quick way to download a copy of the AP’s configuration. This is the same as going to “Backup/Restore Settings” and saving a copy.