Solved

Dell Powerconnect 3348

Posted on 2016-09-03
4
26 Views
Last Modified: 2016-11-22
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?
0
Comment
Question by:brandon willea
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 82

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
ID: 41783420
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
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Shaik M. Sajid
ID: 41783550
did u installed DB9 to USB modem drivers on your machine ?
0
 

Author Comment

by:brandon willea
ID: 41783856
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.
0
 
LVL 16

Expert Comment

by:Shaik M. Sajid
ID: 41784101
check with web console if enabled ..
or reinstall USB db9 drivers then check.
0

Featured Post

How to run any project with ease

Manage projects of all sizes how you want. Great for personal to-do lists, project milestones, team priorities and launch plans.
- Combine task lists, docs, spreadsheets, and chat in one
- View and edit from mobile/offline
- Cut down on emails

Join & Write a Comment

Before I go to far, let's explain HA (High Availability) and why you should consider it.  High availability is the mechanism used to provide redundancy to any service at the same site and appears as a single service to the users of that service.  As…
PRTG Network Monitor lets you monitor your bandwidth usage, so you know who is using up your bandwidth, and what they're using it for.
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.
In this tutorial you'll learn about bandwidth monitoring with flows and packet sniffing with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're interested in additional methods for monitoring bandwidt…

744 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

14 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now