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Need help connecting to console of Cisco 2600 series routers

I bought some hardware and created my own lab to help prepare for the CCNA.  I only have one machine with a serial port and whenever I try to connect to a router (I've tried multiple purchased from different sources) nothing happens on the screen.  If I wait for a couple of seconds and hit enter I get the response shown on the screen in the screenshot I have inserted.  If this image is too small I have also attached. 

The question looks like it has already asked me this but I am unable to see it.  Shouldn't I see some information when I attempt to connect, some acknowledgement that I have connected?  I have tried using both hyperterminal anbd PuTTy.  My settings are

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and I have tried both of my COM ports.  Any suggestions?  Do I need to purchase an RJ-45 to USB cable and try on a different machine?  Currently I am using the blue serial-RJ-45

Thank you for your time

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VIP Purple

Need help connecting to console of Cisco 2600 series routers

HiAdama,

use console cable

use setting

9600

8

none

1

hardware

http://www.bitsbyjohn.com/2011/05/how-to-connect-a-router-to-a-computer/

and then try

Reagrds

Sandeep

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VIP Purple

Need help connecting to console of Cisco 2600 series routers

HiAdama,

use console cable

use setting

9600

8

none

1

hardware

http://www.bitsbyjohn.com/2011/05/how-to-connect-a-router-to-a-computer/

and then try

Reagrds

Sandeep

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