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which one is the console port of a cisco catalyst 500 express ?

                   i cant find it anywhere ?

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which one is the console port of a cisco catalyst 500 express ?

jillesmiedema,

I haven't used that type of Cisco switch myself but did some research and it looks like there is no console port on this switch. It appears to be set up via a GUI application.

See this link...

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/prod/collateral/switches/ps5718/ps6545/product_data_sheet0900aecd80322aeb.html

which states this...

The Cisco Catalyst Express 500 Series switches are  designed for ease of use. The switch is initialized through the GUI  Device Manager; no console cable or terminal emulation application is  needed

As far as help setting this switch up please see the following link which should get you started in the right direction...

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/switches/lan/catalystexpress500/release_12.2_25_fy/quick/start/1708402.html

Hope this helps you out. Let us know how it goes.

Ryan

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Re: which one is the console port of a cisco catalyst 500 expres

i bought some secondhand one out of 2007  newer used , new unpacked never used, for a tryout  but i cant access them by vista or windows 7 , they are delivered with the famous blue console cable from cisco , i 'll try with a windows xp computer. also cisco network assistant 3.1 one doesnt access them on vista 32bit or windows 7 64 bit.

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which one is the console port of a cisco catalyst 500 express ?

Cat Expresses really do not have console port. You need to make some manipulations with a button on Catalyst face to get access to it. Manual is a good thing, do what is written and you will get access.

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which one is the console port of a cisco catalyst 500 express ?

after studing the quick start guide and the user guide , and googling console port cisco express 500 , reading

http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/ps6545/prod_literature.html which is a very good starting point , i must say for this switch i cant find anything about a console port.

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Re: which one is the console port of a cisco catalyst 500 expres

problem solved: no console port. i can get connection by http , i was misguided because if i used dhcp to connect to the switch the computer gets an 169.254 address, and the switch setup port has 10.10.10.1 host address.

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