Greetings, I'm trying to connect via serial to rj-45 to a Cisco Switch. I'm using the following:
-Windows 7 Professional computer that has a serial port
-serial to rj-45 cable
-Cisco Catalyst 2900 series XL switch
My Putty settings are the following:
serial line com3
stop bits 1
flow control none
I've tried to connect the RJ-45 to both the console connect and a port on the front and still not able to get a CLI.
I did find this example on youtube
He is using com3, where as Windows 7 Pro defaults to com1 and I'm not sure why he is using com1 or how to change it on the Windows side to com3.
I had this same issue with a Cisco Catalyst 2960-C Series PoE. I was using Win 7 and a USB console cable..
I installed the driver on my HD like normal and let it extract to its default location.
I went to Start> Devices and Printers> and saw that my Cisco Serial was COM4 instead of COM1. Default in Putty was COM1.
Then I went to Start> Computer (right clicked) selected Manage> Device Manager> Ports (COM & LPT). I right clicked my Cisco Serial (COM4) and selected Update Driver Software> Browse my computer for driver software> Let me pick from a list of devices on my computer> and selected Cisco Serial. That worked. For some reason Win 7 was defaulting to a Default USB Serial Port driver instead of the needed Cisco Driver..I was able to console into my switch once I asked Win 7 to use the right driver.