Recently after some updates on my Windows 7 computer I started to face issue with router names on the console tab while running secure CRT screen in GNS3. The exact issue was every time when I run secure CRT console on GNS3 routers, the name of the routers on the tab is appearing like “Dynamips(0):R1,Console port” whereas the actual name should be just R1, R2, R3 etc. See the screen shot:
For me this is getting very uncomfortable when the numbers of routers grows and it is really difficult to know on which router I am actually working. Therefor I had to search out for the solution and found these two possible fixes.
- Right click on the Tab and Rename it. Caveat is you have to do this on each and every router.
- Change the terminal parameters from GNS3 preference menu. For this see the screen shots below:
Click on Terminal Settings and remove the /arg %d /T /telnet %h %p and change it to /T /N %d /telnet 127.0.0.1 %p
After changing the parameters click on Apply and Ok buttons. And then you should see the Routers names exactly on the tab when you open up the consoles.