Help configuring Dell PowerConnect 3548P

Posted on 2011-10-11
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a Dell PowerConnect 3548P and I think the only way for me to configure it is through the console port on the back which is serial.  It came with a Serial to Ethernet cable that is connected to my laptop.

I open putty with the specified settings, but I can't connect to it for some reason.  I use COM1 to 5 and all come back with no connection.

What COM port should I be using after specifying serial?
Question by:LrdKanien
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    Accepted Solution

    Manual read like this:

    Ensure that the terminal emulation software is set as follows:
    a. Select the appropriate serial port (serial port 1 or serial port 2) to connect to the console.
    b. 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. Ensure that the setting is for Terminal keys (not Windows keys).

    Author Closing Comment

    For some reason I was unable to get putty to work with the ethernet to serial cable.  I had to get a usb to serial converter and connect it with a serial cable.

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