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trouble connecting to router

i'm having trouble connecting to my 2514 router. I 'm using a serial to USB adaptor and software absolute telnnet to connect. when i connect i get OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. any help?

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VIP Super Bronze

trouble connecting to router

What happens when you console to the router, turn it off and turn it back on?.  Can you capture it and post it here?

New Member

trouble connecting to router

i just get all this

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VIP Super Bronze

trouble connecting to router

ok, try changing you baud rate on the console of your PC.  It should be at 9600.

New Member

trouble connecting to router

i set it to 9600 8 bit 2 stop bits and it didn't work

VIP Super Bronze

trouble connecting to router

the stop bits should be 1

what emulation program are you using?

can you try putty? it is free

Silver

trouble connecting to router

Hi,

The DEFAULT console port settings for your router are 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity generated or checked, and 2 stop bits.

Cisco originally shipped this unit with special RJ45 rollover cable and RJ45 to DB9 adapter for the console connection. Provided you use this type of cabling you should be OK with the USB to serial converter. I am also confident that the absolute telnet software is OK for the configuration. The console speed of this router could be changed however by setting the bits within so called configuration register. So if your box is not at the factory default will you please try gradually to change the speed (at your absolute telnet terminal emulation software)  to 4800, 2400 and 1200 bps and see if there is any progress.

Best regards,

Antonin

New Member

trouble connecting to router

I got it to work. it was set to 1200 but using 1 or 2 stop bits don't seem to work different. I got this router and I'm trying to learn how to use it for I'm planing on being a network technician.

Silver

trouble connecting to router

Hi,

Well done. Do not worry about the number of stop bits as this unit works OK for both settings. To set up the config register for the factory default you should put it as 0x2102 (you can see the current settings at the end of the "sh ver" output). Cisco 2514 box is quite good for the initial lab as it contains 2 Ethernet ports in addition to 2 synchronous serial lines (the only point is that you would need AUI transceiver to connect the Ethernet port to a LAN or endpoint). You can also use AUX port e.g. for the async modem connection to create stanby dial-up line (as used in the old days of slow comms lines).

Good luck with your learning process!

Best regards,

Antonin

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