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2610MX Access

I just took a job with the city near me at their Server Admin. The network guy left and now they have put the network stuff on my plate as well. I have a 2610MX available for testing/ learning but have not figured how to access this thing to get inside and see what is going on. I have the management cable hooled up (computer=serial, Router=RJ45) and figured I could get in thru Hyperterminal like other routers from other venders I have used in the past but it isn't working. Suggestions? Links with suggestions?


Re: 2610MX Access

Joseph, you still need to somehow get through the console.. perhaps you are not using the right console cable or hyperterminal settings.

Go over this link, not for password recovery but for the hyperterminal settings. Also there is some information in this link on the console cable requirements as it is very possible you may not have the right cable.

Here are some general information on the 2600 series routers so that you may start getting familiar with the router's architecture .

If still cannot get through drop a note and we'll try to help you out.




Re: 2610MX Access

Hi Joseph,

The ex guy might have changed the console speed. If you are sure of the cable and hyper terminal/PC COM port settings, then try changing the speed. It takes some time but u will get connected once the correct speed of hyper terminal matches with the console speed configured in the router.

Rate if this helps...



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Re: 2610MX Access

Thanks for the input. The speed was off. Got in. I am buying up any books I can find and reading everything I can on this series and also on Pix Firewalls. Thanks a TON!

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Re: 2610MX Access

Thanks for all the input. It was the com speed. Thanks for pointing me in the direction of the other link as well. I need to get up to speed on this super fast so I gladly accept any and all input and suggestions.