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catalyst 5505 cannot console

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i had an issue console to WS-X5530 supervisor engine

thinking that problem with console port, i bought another WS-X5530 card from ebay
all LEDs are green, but i cannot console
the settings im using is 9600-8-N-1
any ideas?
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Top Expert 2004

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What client are you using?

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im using the blue color console cable from cisco
also i have checked with a router console cable and settings works fine
Top Expert 2004

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What client software on your computer are you using?

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hyper terminal in XP
Top Expert 2004

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That's why I ask.  I have had a lot of trouble with hyperterm.  It will work fine with one device, and not work with the next - for no apparent reason.  I would try (as a troubleshooting method) using a different terminal client.

I would definitely move from hyperterm - I did.  I'm using Secure CRT and LOVE it.  I highly recommend it.  http://www.vandyke.com/products/securecrt/index.html

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didnot work with  Secure CRT and Tera Term also
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So, what happens when you connect - nothing?  Gibberish?  Blinking cursor?

No config on the card, right?
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You're using the wrong the cable. If I remember correctly, the WS-X5530 uses a straight cable for console access.

And I hate to rain on your parade, but you realize that the 5500 line is basically obsolete? And I avoid the work "obsolete" like the plague because you can almost always find some redeeming feature or function in a piece of equipment.

But in the case of the 5000 and 5500 series, it fits. A trio of 1.2GB backplanes and an OS that is seen less and less every day. It just doesn't make much sense to spend any time or money trying to get the platform working.

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i tried with straight cable as well
cannot console to 5505 switch, but can console to 1700 router with straight cable as well

if im able to fix it i can sell this one

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nothing just blinking cursor
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If the cable works with a 1700, it's not a straight through. I'm pretty sure 1700's use rollover cables.

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/hw/routers/ps332/products_tech_note09186a0080094ce6.shtml

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