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Baud rate for Dell Powerconnect 3324

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I am in charge of setting up management on our 4 Dell Switches.
As I am reviewing dells setup guide I noticed that the default baud rate is 9600.

I would like to know if this is standard?
Should it be set higher?
Would it hurt to set it higher?

Are there any sites you are aware of that can explain this better.

I have not been a layer 2 guy, but I will be getting more familiar with it in the future.

Thanks in advance… Michael Adams.
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The baud rate is pretty standard for console access to the device. Using Hyperterminal to access the console of the switch let's you do things to it that you can't from a telnet session. It is perfectly happy doing this at 9600. You will see absolutely no difference no matter how high you crank it up.

There is no real good reason to set it higher as a matter of practice. There is no good reason it can't be set higher if you so desire.
All Cisco products default to 9600, and in all my years dealing with the products I've only had one occasion to change it to 115,200. That was to use Xmodem to download the OS after a catestrophic failure.

The best thing is to leave it at default. Your replacement might not remember to change the Hyperterm settings and think it's broken... <8-}
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