Console port, can;t change the speed... 7204

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Nov 18th, 2008
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I'm trying to copy a new IOS from a laptop to the router via console port using hyperterminal.

I'm trying to change the console port speed and the 7204 does not like it.


This is what i am getting...

WWWRouter(config)#

WWWRouter(config)#line con 0

WWWRouter(config-line)#speed 115200

Failed to change line 0's speed

WWWRouter(config-line)#


Can you guys tell me why i can;t change the speed?

Thank you,

Zeek



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Joe Clarke Tue, 11/18/2008 - 12:10
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The speed of the console is controlled by the configuration register. The highest speed for the 7200 is 9600 bps. My config register decoding tool can be found at http://www.marcuscom.com/confregdecode.html . It's a bit dated, but 7200 support is included.


That said, unless you're stuck in rommon mode, it will be a lot quicker to copy the image to the device using one of TFTP, FTP, RCP, or SCP. There are plenty of Open Source servers for each of those protocols.

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