Solved

VERY basic question about Dell Powerconnect 3024

Posted on 2011-09-21
3
640 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-22
I acquired a used Dell Powerconnect 3024 to try to learn some VLAN on.  My basic questions is, "How do I connect a laptop with serial port to the switch?"  Also, could anyone point me to basic learning info for working with managed switches?
0
Comment
Question by:t6bill
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 14

Expert Comment

by:mds-cos
ID: 36577335
With a cable ;-)   (yea, yea...wise ass anser...sorry couldn't resist).

The answer you seek is here:  http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/kcs/document?c=us&l=en&s=gen&docid=DSN_E55267CDA828442DA5521BF91BAF2506&isLegacy=true
0
 
LVL 14

Accepted Solution

by:
mds-cos earned 500 total points
ID: 36577346
Oh--my bad!  I just realized "wise xxx" might be offensive to people in some areas.  Please forgive me if this is the case!
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:justgrand19
ID: 36577994
First you will need to determine if you need a serial to serial or a serial to console (rj45) connection. There should be a console port on the switch somewhere that is either a serial port or network port. (There is the chance there is no console port in which case it is web managed through a browser.) Putty is a console program that is free on the net to console in just make sure that your serial port is set to com1 and you should be able to get in and start playing.
0

Featured Post

IT, Stop Being Called Into Every Meeting

Highfive is so simple that setting up every meeting room takes just minutes and every employee will be able to start or join a call from any room with ease. Never be called into a meeting just to get it started again. This is how video conferencing should work!

Join & Write a Comment

Let’s list some of the technologies that enable smooth teleworking. 
Don’t let your business fall victim to the coming apocalypse – use our Survival Guide for the Fax Apocalypse to identify the risks and signs of zombie fax activities at your business.
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

757 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now