Ethernet Switches & Routers

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Registered: ‎03-02-2010

MLX-8 - Connect a modem to the console port

Hi,

I try to connect a modem to the console port of a NetIron MLX-8 for out-of-band management. I use a straight DB9 to DB25 cable.

The "Terminal Ready" LED is not active on the modem, so it does not answer even though Auto Answer is ON.

If I override the DTR with a dip switch on the modem, it will answer but it does not connect with the switch. So it seems the switch console port does not send the DTR signal to the modem. Is there something I am doing wrong ? any ideas ?

Thanks.

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