How to connect to Nortel networks baystack450 24t switch

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Hello,

I am having a nortel abystack 450 switch, this is the old one. I want to reconfigure it with new ip range.
But when i try to login via serial port using putty software. I doesnt reacts. Serial line : Com1 speed 9600. when i click on open command line window opens but i can't able to type anything. Green cruson is there.
Is there any way to solve this issue ?

I dont have the ip address for this switch neither administrator credentials.

Thanks for your help
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TimotiStDatacenter Technician
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
The Baystack 450 uses a straight-through cable, not a Cisco rollover. The settings are 9600-8-N-1

Tamas

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Commented:
thanks for your reply;

In the front of the switch, there is com port, which allow me to connect a serial cable. whats the purpose ?

If i use a straight cable, what ip address should i give to connect ? i dont have these informations and also i am new to networking side. Could you plz explain in detail
TimotiStDatacenter Technician
Top Expert 2012
Commented:
The com port is for serial access, but as you know, serial cables can be either straight, or crossed (null-modem, or "rollover", as Cisco calls it) too. What kind of cable did you use to access the switch?
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Commented:
Its white cable .. i dunno really its crossed or straight one.any way to identify ?..and i also i have blue cable, which for cisco..
TimotiStDatacenter Technician
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
Is there any printed type number on the white cable?
The classic Cisco blue cables are crossed cables, not what we need for the Baystack.

Author

Commented:
On the white cable , there are letters :AWM 2464 VW-1 80°c 300v 28AWG CSA TEW 80°C 300v 28AWG FTi -F-

I attached the configuration of the com port and screen i get in putty in attachement if this helps you.

I have another serial cable in black color ( hewlet packard , 5184 - 1894), there are letters 5184 1894  Rev A 0406yf/a
com-config.png
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TimotiStDatacenter Technician
Top Expert 2012

Commented:
The description on the white cable is just the electrical properties, they don't say anything about the wiring.

The HP 5184-1894 is a straight cable, that should work.

Author

Commented:
I tried, but still black screen..
Commented:
Hi,

I solved the issue, by using the hyper terminal communication software, i can access the switch configuration. The problem is with the putty software.  

I created a connection by choosing com port and then powered on the switch it displayed the config page.

Author

Commented:
For the reason, Putty software doesnt worked with nortel bacystack switch in my case.
And also solutions posted by others is useful.

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