i have a HP/3Com 5500-ei PoE-Switch, and i can't get a usefull response from the console. I have tried putty and HyperTerminal with following parameters:

  • Speed 9600
  • Data Bits 8
  • Stop Bits 1
  • Parity None
  • Flow Control None

The console displays senseless characters only. Have anybody an advice?

Thanks in advance.

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I remember having a very similar issue due to baud rate when trying to console into some Big-IP devices. While I was using 9600 their default was 19200. I would start there and see if perhaps different speeds could help.


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