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Problems with 2950 switch and console

We console into a Cisco 2950 and plug it in. We see it go through the boot process. It then comes to a screen to press return to get started. At this point pressing return does nothing. The Press Return to get started just keeps a rolling repeat about every 15 seconds. Any suggestions? Thanks.


Re: Problems with 2950 switch and console

You sure you're terminal settings are 9600-8-N-1? What terminal program are you using to access this?

Have you tried another cable? Maybe something is wrong with your TX side, not allowing input into the console, but I would not think that your message would scroll unless it was getting something from the terminal side.

Stab in the dark, but I hope it helps,


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Re: Problems with 2950 switch and console

I tried new cables, and I have even interupted the boot sequence. Once I interupt it I can do different commands..? .. dir...

But when I let it go completely through the boot sequence it comes to:

Segment2 con0 is now available

Press RETURN to get started.

Pressing return does nothing....Thanks in advance for any help.

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Re: Problems with 2950 switch and console

Here is something you can try,

Use the password recovery method to "circumvent" the config. I am guessing there is something in the config which is doing this since you have proved that you can type commands in in switch: mode.

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