Console Connection

The Console port is for local management by using a terminal emulator or a computer with terminal emulation software.

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ISW Console Port

To connect the host PC to the switch, use the supplied RJ45 (male) connector-to-RS232 DB9 (female) connector. Connect the RJ45 connector to the switch's Console port shown in ISW Console Port, and then connect the DB9 connector to the PC COM port.


Using a different cable than the one provided with the switch may cause bootup issues.

Once the host PC is connected to the switch, enter the following terminal settings:

  • Speed (baud rate): 115200 bps
  • Data bits: 8
  • Stop bits: 1
  • Parity: None
  • Flow control: None

The pin assignment of the Console cable is shown in Console Cable Pin Assignment.

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Console Cable Pin Assignment