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Dell Powerconnect 3348

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i would like to access the console port of my switch using an cat5 cable.
I have DB9 to RJ45 connectors for each end and and a DB9 to USB for my computer. I have tried making the cat5 straight through and crossover but neither seems to work. Any ideas on what i might be doing wrong?
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This page shows connections for the DB9 serial port:
http://manualmachine.com/dell/powerconnect-3348/1069133-user-manual/page:4/  It requires a simple 'null' modem cable where 2 and 3 are cross-connected and so are 7 and 8.  The ground goes from 5 to 5.

This PDF shows that the console port for the 3348 is on the back:
http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pwcnt/en/pwcnt_33xx_brief.pdf
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by:Shaik M. Sajid
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did u installed DB9 to USB modem drivers on your machine ?
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Yes the drivers are installed, I've used the dB9 to USB cable with the switch before with it at my desk.
I assumed a straight through ethernet would work since the USB to db9 worked when it was connected directly to the switch.
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by:Shaik M. Sajid
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check with web console if enabled ..
or reinstall USB db9 drivers then check.
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