I am trying to find the IP address of our Baystack 350f switches. When I connect with a straight through cable per the instructions and hyperterminal I get a blank screen when I am connected. I hit ctrl+c ctrl+Y ctrl+D like other baystack switches, but I only get bizaare symbols. I tried with a null serial cable and get nothing. I did a search in these forums and saw a similar question asked, but the solution made now since to me.
PS this was their answer but I dont understand it:
I got your problem, I also faced the same problem.
You have to switch off and switch on to use console in baystack 350-12T switch(after connecting the console cable to PC)
..... (Power down and up????)..... ecf
For console cable, if you can get the cisco DB9F connector with RJ45 backside(Normal console connector which come along with cisco router) two numbers and one patchcable(stright cable) this can be used for BayStack switch.
.....(Huh? Serial to RJ45?? which com, what is this cable???)....ecf
For accelar you have to use RollOver cable inplace of stright cable.
See if you can get cisco DB9F(RJ45 backside) two numbers
then using the following mapping for console cable which can used as respectively.
DCE to DCE Stright Cable (between DB9F)
DCE to DTE Roll Over Cable (between DB95)