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Connct to Switch with Puttytel

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Hi,

This might be a fairly simple question biut I need some help/instrucitons on how to connect to my Zyxel Switch using my laptop, a serial to RJ45 cable and Puttytel

I thought this was going to be fairly simple....I've connected the RJ45 cable to my laptop's NIC and the other end (Serial end) to the switch and fired Puttytel up...but I can't find a setting which tells Puttytel to connect via the RJ45 port

Am I missig something?

Do I need to assign the NIC to COMM1 first?

Or somehow find out which COMM port the NIC is using and change that in Puttytel?

Help in this would be greatly appcreciated :0)
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by:Ernie Beek
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Whem starting puttytel, there are four options for connection type default is telnet. Click on serial and enter the COM port to be used.
That should do it.
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Ernie Beek earned 500 total points
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Wait a minute.....

You are connecting your network card to a serial interface? That's not likely going to work.

I assume you don;t have a COM port (DB-9) on your laptop? If not, there are usb to serial adapters you can use but you can just plug a serial cable into a network adapter.
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You can't connect this cable to your NIC and it work.  If you are using a serial cable to connect to the switch, you need to a cable that is DB-9 on both ends and one end will insert into the serial port on your laptop and the other end will insert into the serial port on the switch.  Then, on Putty, use serial connection type and choose COM1 or any COM that is not in use.  Any further questions, just let me know.
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well, guess I was little late hitting Submit before you ernieback :-)  Gotta hate it when the boss comes over to have a 45 min conversation with you.
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by:Ernie Beek
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Hehehehe, I know exactly what you mean.

How can we do our work here if the boss comes charging in every time ;)
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exactly :-)
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Thanks for both of your help in clearing this up for me....

I think the best way forward is for me to get a Serial to USB adapter as none of the laptops I have here have DB9 Sertial Ports (really annoying)!

Is it simple to configure Puttytel to connect to the Switch via the USB port?

Thanks
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by:Ernie Beek
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If you have a serial/usb adapter your computer/laptop will see it as a COM port. You just have to check which one (COM1, COM2, whatever) and then connect through puttytel as explained before.

As simple as that :)
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It is rather annoying that they don't make laptops with serial ports on them anymore (just a little rant of mine).  If you are using windows 7 as the OS, you will have a little more trouble finding a good serial2USB adapter that works.  I have to use Windows XP mode on mine to use my adapter.  
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by:Ernie Beek
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Oh? I'll have a look when I get home to see what I got. It's working perfectly with win7.
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Please do. 64bit?
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32, but I have a 64 bit machine at home as well. I'll check it out for you if you'd like.
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What's the model of the adapter?
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