Connecting to Dell Powerconnect 3024 via console
Posted on 2011-09-20
I'm trying to console into a stack of Dell powerconnects. It looks like the IP I have to manage the stack in incorrect and I need to get in and verify it. I'm trying to console in but all I'm getting on Hyperterminal and Putty is a rotating line in the top left corner of the windows. I have hyperterminal set per the instructions in the documentation. But its still not displaying anything but that rotating line. When I unplug the cable the rotating line stops so I know its at least trying to communicate to it. I believe I'm using the correct cable type but not 100%. Each end is 9 pin serial.
Set the data rate to 9600 baud.
c Set the data format to 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no parity.
d Set flow control to none.
e Under Properties, select VT100 for Emulation mode.
f Select Terminal keys for Function, Arrow, and Ctrl keys. Make
sure the setting is for Terminal keys, not Windows keys.