Thanks for your reply I have tried setting my computers IP address in the same range, I set it to (192.168.1.250) Still get 'request time out' when I try to ping the switch. I looked at the guide to start up via console but not sure how to do this step, google'd but nothing helped: "Start a terminal application such as HyperTerminal on the computer. STEP 3 Configure the utility with the following parameters: • 115200 bits per second (with release 1.2.5 of the firmware, autobaud detection is enabled by default, so the switch should detect the speed after you press Enter). 10 300 Series Managed Switches • 8 data bits • no parity • 1 stop bit • no flow control " I'm using terminal on my mac, I assume thats a good one for this. Tried looking at preferences/settings for terminal and saw nothing about setting bits per second rate.
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I borrowed a 'Cisco SG300-10 10 port gigabit managed switch' from work to practice things i'm learning from my CCNA course. I have tried a serial to ethernet cable for console connection, and a regular ethernet cable from one of the ports. I have tried to configure the IP manually and enter it in the browser or just let DHCP assign on automatically and enter that on the URL and it doesnt work. (My IP address 192.168.0.17, apparently the switch default IP is 192.168.1.254) I'm using a macbook pro in case that affects anything. I can ping the switch fine, I briefly tried downloading telnet but have no idea how to work that program, not sure that I need it yet. Also worth mentioning that I RESET the switch before bringing it home because I tried to log into the CLI from work with an IT guy (it actually came up then) but we didnt have the password for it. Any help would be appreciated.
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