Cisco Catalyst 5505 Console Connection Problem

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Jul 14th, 2007
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I have recently purchased a Cisco Catalyst 5505 with a Supervisor Engine III-NFFC II (WS-X5530-E3A) card. I am unable to hyperterminal into the switch using 9600-8-N-1-None. I have attempted using the Cisco console cable, a DB9-RJ45 with a console/rollover cable, standard network cable, and pure straight through (i.e. pin 1-1, 2-2, etc.) cable. Control-break does not seem to have an effect. Nothing seems to be working. Please provide "how-to" on consoling into the switch. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.

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glen.grant Sat, 07/14/2007 - 12:00
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It should work with a db9 and a straight thru cable , otherwise you may have to goof around with the speed settings as it is possible someone messed around with the config register .

Strike23462 Sat, 07/14/2007 - 16:43
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Do you mean a standard network cable that some refer to as a straight through or do you mean a pin for pin matched cable?

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