|Guide for beginners and administrators|
Using HyperTerminal with 3Com Superstack 3300
Launch the program. (Start - Programs - Accessories - Communication - HyperTerminal or type hypertrm in the command line)
When you start the program for the first time, a location window may be displayed.
Country code is obligatory. For our purpose, enter any number and confirm with OK in the following window.
Connection Description - Enter a name and choose an icon for the connection.
Advanced connection settings. In our example, we focus only on connections through serial ports. Our cable is connected through COM1. Choose COM1 and click OK.
Alternatively, you can choose modem or TCP/IP connection. However, it is not suitable for our purpose.
Port Settings - usually 115200,8,none,1,Hardware.
As we used 3Com, we had to change the speed from 115200 to 9600 and the Flow Control to None
In the newly opened window, connect to the device.
In our example, type admin and press Enter.
Example of a menu from Gigabit Ethernet Switch Planet GSD-800S
Example of a menu from 3Com Superstack 3300 (3c16980a)
Before you are asked to login and before you enter your password, you have to double-press Enter.
Default setup of 3Com Superstack 3300 (3c16980a):
admin / no password, or manager / manager, or security / security
In case of an unknown password, firmware update may help. You will find instructions at 3Com website.
In the menu, find IP section and set up the IP address of the switch and disconnect the serial cable. After your computer and switch connects to network, you can administer through your internet browser or Telnet.
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