Hello Cisco Experts,
I have a brand new Cisco switch (I just opened the box about an hour ago). I plugged my trusty console cable (with a Keyspan usb to serial adapter) into my laptop and into the switch and powered the switch up. Everything was going as planned and I could see the switch booting up (in SecureCRT and Putty). However, when the switch got to the stage where it asked me if I wanted to do the initial setup, I typed in “no”, but terminal emulation software didn’t recognize the input. For whatever reason, my input is not being recognized by either terminal emulation program. My settings for both are as follows:
Port = Com5 – I know this is right because I can see the switch booting
Baud rate = 9600
Data bits = 8
Parity = None
Stop bits = 1
Flow control = None
I thought my issue may be the driver for my Keyspan adapter, so I checked for the latest driver. I had the latest driver.
I though the issue may be my console cable, I plugged into a different switch and it worked fine.