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Cannot access Cisco 2600 types random characters

eddo9696
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I have a cisco 2600 router laying around here at work. I was going to wipe the config but when I connect via the console cable the router types random characters when I press any keys. What is it doing and how can I wipe it?  error
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Commented:
Use a different baudrate. Mayby 9600 ?

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I am using 9600. The same config works on a Cisco switch I have sitting on my desk.

I am connected with:
9600
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Mike ThomasConsultant
Top Expert 2010

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The only time I have had issues is when using certain terminal software or when I have additional options accidently selected like XON/XOFF etc

So as you appear to have the correct settings check any other config options or try other emulation software maybe, try the secure CRT trial from Vandyke, that was the only one I was happy with after trying 10 or so different emulators.


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Try using a higher baudrate

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wizzie83 you were right. I noticed the characters would change if I went higher than 9600. I had to set it to 115200 and it worked. Thank you.