Identify the mark on the console port and make sure you are connecting to the correct port.
The serial ports on PCs do not support hot swapping. If the switch has been powered on, connect the
console cable to the PC before connecting to the switch, and when you disconnect the cable, first
disconnect from the switch.
Setting terminal parameters
To configure and manage the switch, you must run a terminal emulator program on the console terminal.
The following are the required terminal settings:
Bits per second—9,600.
To set terminal parameters, for example, on a Windows XP HyperTerminal:
Select Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > HyperTerminal.
The Connection Description dialog box appears.
Enter the name of the new connection in the Name field and click OK.
Figure 58 Connection description
Select the serial port to be used from the Connect using list, and click OK.