Netgear GSM7248 Switch Initial Setup
Posted on 2014-11-21
This is driving me crazy. I've never set this up before, so I am completely lost.
I bought a 48 port switch off of eBay that only had minor damage to the exterior, but was promised fully working. I got it to replace my 2 24 port 10/100 switches that I have now.
What I'm trying to do is simply assign an IP address to the switch so I can go in and manage it, but I can't seem to figure out how to do this.
From what I have read, I have a serial cable hooked up and I am running Dave's Telnet to emulate a VT100 Terminal, but I can't get a login. This is where I get lost. To connect, it asks me for a host name, which I think is supposed to be the IP Address, but I don't have the IP Address, because that's what I'm trying to get to in the first place! Aggghhh!
I have also tried PuTTY, which seems to get almost connected (I think). I choose the COM port and it comes up with a green screen cursor, but I hit enter and I can never get to a login screen.
What do I need to do to communicate with this properly?