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By lclaster ·
I am trying to connect thru Hyperterminal to a Cisco 2600 router and I get no text on the Hyperterminal screen. It says connected and I have went thru Cisco's web site and troubleshooting section but none of their tips have solved the problem.

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by maxwell edison In reply to Hyperterminal to Cisco Ro ...

I saw the very same question asked on a different Q&A forum (Tek-Tips forum), and the following answer was posted as a solution:

Are you using a 'roll-over'cable via the rj-45 port connected to the serial port of the pc using Hyperterminal?

Did you set the comms for: vt100, baud rate 9600, parity=none, data bits=8 and stop bits=1?

After connecting and configring Hyperterminal, reboot the router by using the power switch.

This should work for you. (So he said - some guy named Denny)

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by Ann777 In reply to Hyperterminal to Cisco Ro ...

You also need to be in the same ip address and network as the router. Statically assign the ip and subnet to your control panel --> network and you should be fine with Maxwell's parameters.

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by RCOM In reply to Hyperterminal to Cisco Ro ...

Here is a few suggestions that may help.

For troubleshooting porposes disconnect the 2600 from the LAN/WAN and reboot it by pressing reset. Give the unit about 4-5 minutes to complete all self tests etc.

By the way Hyperterminal allways says it's connected.

You didn't mention if you were using one of the cables that came with the 2600. This may be your issue. If you are using a 3 wire cable with hardware handshaking off you can damage the unit.


If your connecting to a com port on the computer and you don't have the cable that came with the 2600, you can use either a null-modem cable or a modem cable with a null-modem adapter attached.

By default the baud rate is 9600 but if you got the unit used it may be set for a higher or lower rate than that. Try a little higher or lower to see if that's the issue. The baud rate can be set from 1200-56K except I think 14400 isn't available.

If you use telnet you need to know the IP address of the unit and there are situations were the session will get dumped after changing settings etc. So hyperterminal is better.

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