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Set up of Switch and router

I just got a router and switch. I am studying for the ccna. How do I initially connect to them with a pc? I have the Console cable.

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New Member

Re: Set up of Switch and router

You can connect the DB9 pin of the console cable to your PC and the RJ45 (ethernet linke interface) to the console port of the router or switch.

Then open, Hyperterminal (Start->Programs->Accessories->Communication->Hyperterminal)

Reset to default settings and you should see the configuration window


Re: Set up of Switch and router

there is a program in windows called hyperterminal


give a name, choose a com port, restore default the settings.

normally you should get connected

Super Bronze

Re: Set up of Switch and router

As the other posters have noted, if using a Windows PC, Hyperterminal can be used to access the network device's "console".

You will need to insure Hyperterminal is using the correct comm port (the one you've connected the cable to), and insure the comm parameters match your Cisco network device's settings. Parmeters 9600/8/none/1/none will likely work (NB: these might be set if you "press" the Restore Defaults button [as also noted by Ohassairi].)

New Member

Re: Set up of Switch and router

If you are using windows vista you might not find hyperterminal. Download Putty and it works perfect.