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Problem with Hyperterminal Access to PIX 515 Console port--Easy points

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Tired of beating my head against a wall.  I have been all over the place on Cisco's website and keep[ finding comflicting information.

What type of cable is needed to connect to the console port on a PIX 515?
One place says a roll over, but another says a null-modem cable.

What is the necessary config for hyperterminal?
One place says Hardware flow control, another says None.

I have tried umpteen different possibilities with no effect.

Am I right that this should work?
[PIX]----[Rollover cable]----[RJ-45 to db9 adapter]----[Serial Port on laptop]
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Yes, an 8-wire rolled cable, Cisco's RJ-45 to db9 adapter, Serial port
9600, 8, N, 1, No flow control

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Did you lose the baby blue cable that came with the PIX?
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by:averyb
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No I didn't loose it.  It was lost well before my time.

You know how it is.


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I have tried two different cross over cables with two different adapters each.

Connect HyperTerminal with correct settings (see lrmoore above)
Power Cycle PIX
and nothing

I know I am doing something stupid.

Double checked everything I can think of.
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by:Tim Holman
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What does MODE COM1 say from the command line on your laptops ?  Are you sure your laptop's COM port works ?
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Yes the COM ports work.  The laptops are used to direct connet to a variety of hardware. I did triple check COM port settings.

I have also tried to connect from 2 servers in addition to the one laptop.

Never tried the command you mention.  I'll try it on Monday.

I have been using a RJ-45 to DB9 straight thru adapter (2 different known good ones).  Beginning to think it might need a custom adapter.
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