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Netgear GSM7248 Switch Initial Setup

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Last Modified: 2014-12-01
Hello everyone!

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?
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