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posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 07:14 AM
I'm trying to connect to an HP gigabit switch via serial cable and Hyperterminal for first time configuration. The connections settings in hyperterminal are set to

9600 bits per second
8 data bits
No parity
1 stop bit
No flow control.

I get nothing when I try to connect.

Any thoughts on this?

posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 07:32 AM
Just curious ... you are using COM2 right?

posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 07:48 AM
COM1 actually. (My laptop only has the one serial port)

posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 08:05 AM
Not that it should matter, but what model HP switch is it Raso?

posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 08:09 AM
Procurve 2848

I'm told that I'm connected, but I get nothing just a big blank screen.


posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 08:35 AM
A blank screen?

A blinking cursor?

or, what you should be seeing, a "=>" prompt.

Press the enter key a few times. See if you get the "=>" prompt

posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 08:40 AM
Try this, Raso. Shouldn't be any different with your switch

Appendix A:
Establishing a Connection Through a Serial Port.

Follow this generic procedure to establish a connection to a server using a serial port connection to a consoleport. If you need more information about how to establish these connections, see the documentation that came with your model of HP server.

1.Connect a null modem cable between the serial port on the rear panel of the server and a COM porton the host computer.
2.Verify that the serial port is configured to Shared.
3.Launch a terminal emulation program such as Windows HyperTerminal.
4.Enter a name for the connection, select an icon, and click OK.
5.Select the COM port on the host computer to which the serial cable is connected, and click OK.
6.Make the following port settings:
a.Bits per second: 115200
b.Data bits: 8
c.Parity: None
d.Stop bits: 1
e.Flow control: None

7.Click OK.

Hope it helps! Let us know.

[edit on 11/20/2006 by 12m8keall2c]

posted on Nov, 20 2006 @ 08:45 AM
You are good!

I adjusted the bps to 115200 and got right in. Strange though, every other switch I've configured has used 9600 bps.

I'd give you a way above or applause if I could.

If there are any other mods who could do this on my behalf that would be awesome.

Thanks again 12m8keall2c (

posted on Nov, 24 2006 @ 01:33 AM
If you connect to multiple types of switches may i recommend Putty. its a great term software and you can save different configurations for different switches, routers, mux's and customize everything.

His name is like a license plate, you gotta sound it out Raso.

One to Make, all to see.

and hes a great guy on top of that.

posted on Nov, 25 2006 @ 08:21 AM
Teraterm was what my teacher always recommended.

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