Accessing the Menu CLI using the console port on the Linksys Managed Switch for Business

This article will give you instructions on how to access the Menu Command-Line Interface (CLI) on the Linksys Managed Switch for Business.

Before you begin:

You will need a console cable (not included in the package).  You use either of the following: 


a.  A serial cable DB9 to RJ45 RS232 with a USB to Serial (nine-pin) DB9 RS232 cable such as:


* This cable is not needed if the computer being used already has a Serial port.

b.  A USB Type A to RJ45 RS232 cable.
NOTE:  Make sure to use the right  COM port number.  You can check in the Device Manager > Ports

In the following example, we will use a Linksys LGS352C model using HyperTerminal.  

1. Connect your computer to the Console port of the switch using a Console cable. 

2. Start a connection using an application, such as Putty or HyperTerminal session on your computer, and enter the following baud rate settings:
  • 115,200 bps
  • 8 data bits
  • No parity
  • Stop bits – 1

NOTE:  Make sure the correct COM port number is entered.

3. At the login prompt, enter your username and press [ENTER].  The default username is admin.

4. At the password prompt, enter your password and press [ENTER].  The default password is admin.

You have now accessed the switch. 

NOTE: The “?” command helps to list available commands.

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