How Can I Log In to a Switch from WIN XP?

Perform the following steps to log in to a switch from a maintenance terminal running Windows XP:
Logging in to a switch from a maintenance terminal running Windows XP
1.Use a serial cable to connect the RS-232 serial port of the maintenance terminal to the console port of the switch.
2.On the maintenance terminal, choose Start > All Programs > Accessories > Communications > Hyper Terminal.
The Connection Description dialog box is displayed.

3.In the Name text box, enter a name for the new connection, for example, C1.
4.Click OK.
The Connect To dialog box is displayed.

5.In the Connect using drop-down list, select the serial port of the maintenance terminal, for example, COM1.
6.Click OK.
The COM1 Properties dialog box is displayed.

7.Click Restore to default.
8.Click OK.
The HyperTerminal is started.

9.Choose File > Property.
The C1 Properties dialog box is displayed.

10.Click the Settings tab. In the Hyper Terminal drop-down list, choose VT100.
11.Click OK.
12.Press Enter.
13.Enter your password when prompted.

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