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Administration and Management
Starting the Management Session
NOTE: The Login screen in the VT100 console interface requires that you enter your
password within a specific amount of time. Therefore, we recommend that you read
through the following steps to become familiar with the procedure.
When you apply power to the repeater, the Boot phase starts (the STATUS
LED is orange). After about 20 seconds, the STATUS LED changes to green to
indicate that the repeater is in the Runtime phase and is ready for the
After the repeater has entered the Runtime mode, follow these steps to start a
If the repeater uses a null modem connection, start with Step 1.
If the repeater uses a regular modem connection, start with Step 2.
1. In the Runtime mode, the repeater firmware displays a modem
Function keys, F1 through F4
Space bar (used to toggle between entries in a toggle field). The change
takes place as soon as the entry appears between the angle
brackets (< >).
Information you can edit is highlighted and non-editable information is in
All menu items in the menu selection screen are case insensitive.
If you use the Windows Terminal program, select Terminal Preferences from the
Settings menu. Then uncheck the Use Function, Arrow, and Ctrl Keys for
Windows option box. This enables the arrow keys to function correctly in the
initialization string every 10 seconds, with each string representing a
different baud rate (9600, 2400, 1200, and 300). When the firmware
detects the baud rate that matches the terminal baud rate, it displays a
readable alphanumeric character string similar to the following: