I need to be able to set the vty password but I can't console into the switch. I made 2 different rolled cables and I used the settings in hyperterm that cisco recommends, I even tried to use a different baud rate but it didn't work. I connected the cable to the console port on the switch and the nic on my xp machine. My xp machine says that my network cable is unpluged. I have heard that hyperterm on 2k and xp may not work with this switch. Is this true? The switch appears to be working fine, it even picked up an ip from dhcp. I am fairly new to cisco. Any ideas?