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What Are Similarities and Differences Between Console and Mini USB Interfaces?

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What Are Similarities and Differences Between Console and Mini USB Interfaces?
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Created May 17, 2017 00:38:10

A console interface can be connected to an operation terminal for onsite configuration. It must be used with a console cable. After a switch is powered on for the first time, you need to log in to the switch through the console interface to configure the switch. After the startup process completes, the console indicator is steady green, indicating that the console interface has been successfully initialized and is ready for use.

A Mini USB interface is also used to connect the switch to an operation terminal. The Mini USB and console interfaces on a switch are multiplexed and enable connection to the switch through different types of physical interfaces. Only one of the Mini USB and console interfaces can be used at a time. The Mini USB interface is preferred. A PC needs to install the Mini USB driver before it can connect to the switch through the Mini USB interface. Download the Mini USB driver from

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