Solved

Cannot connect to Dell Powerconnect 3348 console...

Posted on 2009-05-06
6
1,755 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-06
I have a Dell Powerconnect 3348 switch. I connected to the web interface and changed all ports to a different vlan. Thereafter I could no longer connect to the web interface. I connected a null modem cable to the switch and various computers but cannot connec to the console of the switch. I have found documentation on the switch and tried various settings but cannot connect. Please Help!
0
Comment
Question by:zellars
  • 3
  • 3
6 Comments
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:dbright5813
ID: 24318922
If you haven't saved the running-config to the startup-config after you changed the VLANs, a pwoercycle would revert it back.

Otherwise, check your com1 settings in hypterminal

Try 9600-8-N-1 with No Flow Control
Set the Emulation to VT100

You may try to power cycle the switch after you've connected to see if it helps
0
 

Author Comment

by:zellars
ID: 24321328
i tried to recycle the switch with the console cable connected. i have the console set exactly as in the documentation. no characters appear on the screen. i have multiple null modem cables so it isnt the cable. i cant connect with console not the web interface.  
0
 

Author Comment

by:zellars
ID: 24325152
Yesterday the Web Interface would not even come up, today it magically appeared! I can log in to web interface but not console. For the points can you explain how to set up VLANS? I have a set of VMware servers that I want to seperate from all but 5 internal pc's. Those 5 must be on both VLANS. Dell Powerconnect 3348 switch.
0
PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:dbright5813
ID: 24325215
0
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
dbright5813 earned 250 total points
ID: 24628118
Did that Link have sufficient information on setting up a VLAN on a Powerconnect for you?  It explains it pretty thoroughly
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:zellars
ID: 31578409
thanx
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In a hurry?.. scroll down to "HERE's HOW TO DO IT" Section. Greetings All, I was going to post this as question/solution, but its seems more appropriate as an article considering its length.  I felt it important to illucidate all the details c…
by Nathan Brom/Bromy2004 Introduction There are numerous websites out there for any different type of program you can imagine.  Of those, you'll need to decide which ones are legitimate and aren't trying to steal your money or infect your comput…
In this video, we discuss why the need for additional vertical screen space has become more important in recent years, namely, due to the transition in the marketplace of 4x3 computer screens to 16x9 and 16x10 screens (so-called widescreen format). …
With the advent of Windows 10, Microsoft is pushing a Get Windows 10 icon into the notification area (system tray) of qualifying computers. There are many reasons for wanting to remove this icon. This two-part Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial s…

773 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question