Connecting to the Console Port¶
RJ45-to-USB console cable is required to make a connection between a
computer and the firewall. This is a standard cable. It is inexpensive and
readily available from most retail outlets that sell computer cables.
Use a terminal program to connect to the system console port. PuTTY is a popular terminal program that is available on various operating systems. Some other choices of terminal programs:
Linux - minicom, dterm, screen
Mac OS X - cu, screen, ZTerm
Windows HyperTerminal should be avoided if possible.
The settings to use within the terminal program are:
Speed: 115200 baud
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Flow Control: Off or XON/OFF. Hardware flow control (RTS/CTS) must be disabled