Serial Port Configuration

The Serial Port Configuration page allows you to change the switch's serial port settings. In order for a terminal or terminal emulator to communicate with the switch, the serial port settings on both devices must be the same. Some settings on the switch cannot be changed.

To view or configure the serial port settings on the switch, click System > Management Access > Serial in the navigation menu.

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Serial Port Fields

Field Description
Serial Port Time Out (Minutes) Indicates how many minutes of inactivity should occur on a serial port connection before the switch closes the connection. Enter a number between 0 and 160. The factory default is 5. Entering 0 disables the timeout.
Baud Rate (bps) Select the default baud rate for the serial port connection from the menu. The factory default is 9600 baud.
Character Size (Bits) The number of bits in a character. This value is always 8.
Parity The parity method used on the serial port. This value is always None.
Stop Bits The number of stop bits per character. This value is always 1.
Flow Control Whether hardware flow control is enabled or disabled. It is always disabled.

If you change any of the parameters, click Submit to apply the changes to the system. If you want the switch to retain the new values across a power cycle, you must save the configuration.