Using Com1 to romote into a Dell Poweredge 2950

hi, i am trying to use the serial port to get into a dell poweredge 2950.. i am using Putty.. it does not seem to get in .. any suggestions?

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JerseyGiantAsked:
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Dr. KlahnConnect With a Mentor Principal Software EngineerCommented:
We need some more information here, I think.  Mainly, what operating system is the Poweredge running?

If it's linux, then COM1 should be available as a TTY port at some speed.

But if it's Windows, COM1 is just an application port available to any process unless you tell Windows it's something else by defining it as a network connection host port.  If this has not been done, Windows will cheerfully ignore anything coming in on a COM port.

And don't forget the obvious but easy to forget:  Use a null modem cable, not a straight-through cable.
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David AtkinConnect With a Mentor Technical DirectorCommented:
Are you changing the connection type to Serial?  Have you checked the port baud rate?

Have a look at this article:
http://www.chipkin.com/using-putty-for-serial-com-connections-hyperterminal-replacement/


To use PuTTY for your serial COM connections, follow these steps:
1. Figure out the COM port you’ll be using.
2. Run PuTTY.
3. Switch the Connection Type to Serial.
4. Edit the Serial Line to match the COM port you want to use.
5. Edit the Speed to match the BAUD Rate you want to use.
6. Select the Serial category from the menu on the left.
7. Make sure all of the settings are correct (the settings in the screenshot are what I used for my session, yours could look different depending on what you’re connecting to).
8. Select the Open button to start the session.
Your connection should now be fully functional.
If you find yourself using PuTTY quite extensively, you could save settings to different profiles for fast future usage. To create a profile for your settings:
1. Make sure you have the settings you require.
2. Enter a profile name under Saved Sessions.
3. Click the Save button.
On your next PuTTY session, you can load your profile by selecting it from the list and clicking the Load button.
Logging is also a great feature that PuTTY provides. It lets you output your entire session to a log file. To enable logging, follow these steps before you open your connection:
1. Select Logging from the category list on the left.
2. Choose your desired logging method (All session output, printable output, etc…)
3. Enter a file name.
4. Select the file handling settings.
5. Open your connection.
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Dr. KlahnPrincipal Software EngineerCommented:
Additional information from the customer would have helped both him and us.
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JerseyGiantAuthor Commented:
thank you
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