I am accessing the MDS via console port. The other end is connected to my serial/usb adaptor (driver installed). I am using the following settings
Baud Rate: 9600
Stop Bits: 1
Data Bits: 8
Flow Control: (Tried all three options)
Sometimes junk chars appear. I have been however successful once in connecting through xON/xOFF option.
I connect to dozen other various Cisco devices with the same PC & adapter. Is there something different for MDS switch.
In my setup I user Tera-term and the flow control is set to 'none' and I am able to connect usually with no issues.
I just tested with Hyper-term and the settings of Speed=9600, Data=8, Stopbit=1, Parity=none, and Flow=none worked just fine.
Hit the enter key several times after the window pops up. I do this to sync the clocks across the serial line. Some times it works even without hitting the enter a few times....seems the first time I connect to a new MDS I have to do this. Once the connection is made, the subsequent connections do not require the multiple enters to sync up.
Hope this helps,