How to configure/manage a network switch
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Step 1: Things You Will Need
You Will Need:
1 serial cable
1 computer with a serial port
1 network switch
Hyper Terminal software
and a little time.
Step 2: Setting Up the Hardware
On the back or front of your switch there should be a terminal port like this one. Connect the male end of the serial cable to that port. Then with the female end of the cord connect to your computer serial port. Now you are done with the hardware part of it.
Step 3: Software Setup
First you will have to download and install HyperTerminal. Open HyperTerminal and goto file, New Connection, name it whatever you want, select the right com port ( if it doesn't work try another com port), Click OK, click OK again. Now you should have a blank screen with blinking Underscore. Turn on your switch and it will ask for a username and pass you will have to look up the defaults for your switch mine was manager and friend. then type menu if this does not work consult your manual for terminal command line commands. That's about it! hope this helped you to manage your new switch.
Step 4: Enjoy!
Please comment if this guide helped you then i will know to make new ones!!!