Instructions on how gain console access on WiscNet Managed CPE's. This may be required if there is some sort of failure or troubleshooting required on the device.

Software

A terminal applications is required. Many choices exist, some examples below. All will be configured as: 

  • Serial port: varies
  • Speed: 9600
  • Data Bits: 8
  • Stop Bits: 1x
  • Flow Control: 1


Windows

Putty





Mac


CoolTerm



ASR920

ASR920 supports two methods of console connectivity. "Serial Port" connects to port 8 below. "USB Port" connects to port 17 below.

RS232 Serial port


Port 8 on diagram. This is a USB-A shaped RS232 port (traditionally DB9/RJ45) and is NOT an actual USB port.

Using this port requires:

  1. Cisco ARS-CONS-KIT adapter USB-A to RJ45 female
  2. RS232 port on laptop/PC. Traditionally a USB to DE9 cable
  3. Cisco rollover console cable. Traditionally RJ45 male to DB-9 female, light blue


items 2 and 3 above are sometimes consolidated in to a single USB-A or USB-C to RJ45 male cable



 

OR

 

Connect to port 8 on diagram above (pictured connected on right)

Set terminal software to 9600-N-8-1




USB port


Port 17 on diagram. Requires:

  1. USB-A to USB-A cable, such as Monoprice 5443
  2. Drivers: asr-9xx_usbconsole_drivers.zip







ME3400

Serial port


Requires

  1. RS232 port on laptop/PC. Traditionally a USB to DE9 cable
  2. Cisco rollover console cable. Traditionally RJ45 male to DB-9 female
  3. Note that above are sometimes consolidated in to a single USB-A or USB-C to RJ45 male cable

OR

Connect to port 3 in diagram to right





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