Cannot get 'login' only echo on PortServer II

Hello!

I have connected my PortServer II to a PC using a serial cable. When I type characters in the terminal application the Port Server just echoes them. I do not get a login prompt.

I do not use the crossover cable originally delivered with the device (I didn’t get it (bought it used on ebay)).

If the reason is that the original crossover cable result in a changed behavior of the PortServer (echo vs. login) can anyone tell me the name for such a cable (one with a DB9 connector on the ‘PC side’) and where to buy it.

Thanks in advance!

  • Morten Green Hermansen, Fanitas

Best idea if you just got this from E-bay would be to hardware factory default it, then configure after that with a null-modem serial cable.

Here’s a link to an article that describes how the hardware factory default works:
http://www.digi.com/support/kbaseresultdetl.jsp?id=193

As far as the cabling, you will need a null modem cable with RJ-45 on one end, DB-9 on the other. Here is a link to such a cable:
ftp://ftp1.digi.com/support/cabling/pc_term_rj45_8pin_altpinoff_db9f.pdf

I made a(nother) hardware reset and created a new console cable according to:
ftp://ftp1.digi.com/support/cabling/pc_term_rj45_8pin_altpinoff_db9f.pdf

Now it works like a charm!
Thanks!

  • Morten Green Hermansen, Fanitas