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saving changes to line con 0


I was configuring a new Catalyst 2960 switch and had forgotten to set the speed back to 9600 after downloading the new IOS software image.  I finished doing all of my configurations and went in to line con 0 to change the speed back to 9600.  The change was accepted and I did a 'wr' to save the change, but when I reload the switch it is back to 115200.

What am I missing to get this speed change to stick?


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saving changes to line con 0

Hi Mike,

what is the output of "sh lin con 0"?


saving changes to line con 0


   Time to get back to "switch:"  and then set buad rate back to 9600.



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Re: saving changes to line con 0

   Tty Typ     Tx/Rx    A Modem  Roty AccO AccI   Uses   Noise  Overruns   Int
*    0 CTY              -    -      -    -    -      0       0     0/0       -

Line 0, Location: "", Type: ""
Length: 24 lines, Width: 80 columns
Baud rate (TX/RX) is 9600/9600, no parity, 1 stopbits, 8 databits
Status: PSI Enabled, Ready, Active, Automore On
Capabilities: none
Modem state: Ready
Special Chars: Escape  Hold  Stop  Start  Disconnect  Activation
                ^^x    none   -     -       none        
Timeouts:      Idle EXEC    Idle Session   Modem Answer  Session   Dispatch
               00:05:00       00:05:00                       none     not set
                            Idle Session Disconnect Warning
                            Login-sequence User Response
                            Autoselect Initial Wait
                              not set
Modem type is unknown.
Session limit is not set.
Time since activation: 00:00:23
Editing is enabled.
History is enabled, history size is 20.
DNS resolution in show commands is enabled
Full user help is disabled
Allowed input transports are none.
Allowed output transports are telnet ssh.
Preferred transport is telnet.
Shell: enabled
Shell trace: off
No output characters are padded
No special data dispatching characters

It is showing the baud rate at the correct speed right now, but only because I haven't reloaded or powered it off yet.  I could try to interrupt the boot and set baud from ROMMON, but it doesn't seem to like the fn+break combo from my laptop.

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