How can I get a console session working with a ProCurve switch?
Posted on 2011-03-21
I am trying to connect to a 2810-48G ProCurve switch via a console but I can't get a connection. When I try to connect I get a whole bunch of gibberish coming up, like random characters constantly scrolling across the window.
I have tried changing the baud rate in case it had been set on the switch but no option works, they just change the speed of scrolling gibberish.
I also tried adding a crossover cable between the console port and my serial port but that just gives me a blank screen and pressing enter does nothing.
I think the lead I am using maybe setup incorrectly because I made it based on google searches. I don't have the cable that came with the switch obviously. Does anyone know what the correct connections between the RJ-45 and DB9 plugs are? Or any other ideas why I can't connect, maybe it's not the cable?