• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 2291
  • Last Modified:

Help configuring Dell PowerConnect 3548P

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?
1 Solution
Andrej PirmanCommented:
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).
LrdKanienAuthor Commented:
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.
Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Featured Post

Network Scalability - Handle Complex Environments

Monitor your entire network from a single platform. Free 30 Day Trial Now!

Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now