I am trying to connect to the console of this SG300-10 using a Cisco console cable, but am not getting anywhere with an actual connection. I am using Putty with the settings of 9600-8-n-1-None-None. I have also tried with baud rate of 19200, but no difference. I cannot seem to get to the console of this switch. Is it possible that Cisco disabled the console port of this switch? I would like to configure the VLANs on the switch and find the GUI extremely confusing to use.
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The SG300-10 can take these baud rate values :
115200 (Default Baud Rate)
Try those values to see if your are able to logging to the console.
Let me know if it works!
Hi, do you mean a blue Cisco console cable or the serial 9 pin that is like a cream color? The console is enabled by default
So an update here.
I did try to use all of the baud rates listed above with no success. I did it two ways, one with a USB to serial adapter due to the laptop not having a serial port on it, and the other without the serial adapter. The way without the USB adapter has a serial port on the laptop port replicator.
I am using one of the Cisco blue console cables that come with almost every Cisco switch.
I was able to get into the switch via IP and enable SSH. Once that was done I was able to change some of the settings a little easier using the command line. However, It still does not resolve the issue of not being able to access it at all using the console cable.
For kicks, I even tried a different cable thinking one of them might be bad.
Thank you again! !
Standard 9 pin serial cable worked!
See what I get for working primarily with enterprise level equipment? LOL Didnt think about trying a standard serial cable...
Thank you for the help! !
this helped me out to connect to the box
I also have a problem with the console port i use the shipped grey consolecabel not any blue rollover or something. For my laptop i connect the console cabel with my usb to serial adapter and that shouldnt be in issue of course. But i cant connect through putty, hyperterminal or minicom. It just gives me some weird characters out and questionmarks. Everything is okay my settings are : 9600 baud rate, 8 databits no parity 1stopbits and also no flow control. I checked via ssh what the problem could be, and in the cli log it says: %AAA-W-REJECT: New console connection, source 0.0.0.0 destination 0.0.0.0 REJECTED
Hope any one can help me, i've already tried to reset it. But it still doesnt work.