Router does not respond in console

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Thread7@hotmail.com, Apr 27, 2005.

  1. Guest

    I just got three used 2501 Cisco routers and am trying to connect to
    through the console. I had a RJ-45/DB9 cable hooked up, fired up
    Hyperterminal, and turned on the router. I see all the bootstrap
    messages but it does not respond to any of my keystrokes. I've tried
    each router thinking the first one may have just been defective, but
    they all do the same thing.
    My settings in Hyperterminal were 9600-8-n-1. I tried it with
    XON/XOFF, Hardware, and NO flow control but nothing worked. My current
    thought is that there is still some Hyperterminal setting I need to
    change or there is something wrong with my consle cable (but then why
    can I see the router output?). I'll paste the Bootstrap below. I hope
    someone can help.

    Thanks.

    ------------------
    System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c)XB1, PLATFORM SPECIFIC RELEASE
    SOFTWARE (fc1)

    Copyright (c) 1986-1997 by cisco Systems
    2500 processor with 16384 Kbytes of main memory

    F3: 9286440+846656+770252 at 0x3000060

    Restricted Rights Legend

    Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is
    subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
    (c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted
    Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph
    (c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
    Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.

    cisco Systems, Inc.
    170 West Tasman Drive
    San Jose, California 95134-1706



    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-IO-L), Version 12.2(26), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    (fc2)
    Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Sat 31-Jul-04 03:32 by eaarmas
    Image text-base: 0x03050A44, data-base: 0x00001000

    cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision A) with 16384K/2048K bytes of
    memory.
    Processor board ID 01432873, with hardware revision 00000000
    Bridging software.
    X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    2 Serial network interface(s)
    32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)



    Press RETURN to get started!


    00:00:07: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Ethernet0, changed state to up
    00:00:07: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Serial0, changed state to down
    00:00:08: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Serial1, changed state to down
    00:00:18: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Ethernet0,
    changed sta
    te to down
    00:00:20: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from memory by console
    00:00:23: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Serial0, changed state to
    administratively
    down
    00:00:23: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Serial1, changed state to
    administratively
    down
    00:00:26: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Serial0,
    changed state
    to down
    00:00:26: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Serial1,
    changed state
    to down
    00:01:04: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
    Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-IO-L), Version 12.2(26), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    (fc2)
    Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    Compiled Sat 31-Jul-04 03:32 by eaarmas
    00:01:04: %SNMP-5-COLDSTART: SNMP agent on host Router is undergoing a
    cold star
    t
    , Apr 27, 2005
    #1
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  2. Guest

    One more note. I found this thread that seems to state that console
    ports get partially fried when hooking them up to an ISDN line and then
    I may get the problem I have now. Someone suggested using a NULL modem
    adapter or breakout box. I have neither at the moment and would like
    to get this working soon without having to acquire one of these things.
    So I just snipped PIN 1 on my console cable. Nothing changed. I can
    still see bootstrap but no response from the keyboard.

    Thanks. Here is the link to that thread:
    http://groups-beta.google.com/group...co console keystrokes&rnum=2#e82d0899251efbd2
    , Apr 27, 2005
    #2
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  3. Jonathan Guest

    <> wrote in message
    news:...
    >I just got three used 2501 Cisco routers and am trying to connect to
    > through the console. I had a RJ-45/DB9 cable hooked up, fired up
    > Hyperterminal, and turned on the router. I see all the bootstrap
    > messages but it does not respond to any of my keystrokes. I've tried
    > each router thinking the first one may have just been defective, but
    > they all do the same thing.
    > My settings in Hyperterminal were 9600-8-n-1. I tried it with
    > XON/XOFF, Hardware, and NO flow control but nothing worked. My current
    > thought is that there is still some Hyperterminal setting I need to
    > change or there is something wrong with my consle cable (but then why
    > can I see the router output?). I'll paste the Bootstrap below. I hope
    > someone can help.
    >


    Hook your console cable to the AUX port and try that and make sure the
    config-register is set to 0x2102.




    Jonathan

    > Thanks.
    >
    > ------------------
    > System Bootstrap, Version 11.0(10c)XB1, PLATFORM SPECIFIC RELEASE
    > SOFTWARE (fc1)
    >
    > Copyright (c) 1986-1997 by cisco Systems
    > 2500 processor with 16384 Kbytes of main memory
    >
    > F3: 9286440+846656+770252 at 0x3000060
    >
    > Restricted Rights Legend
    >
    > Use, duplication, or disclosure by the Government is
    > subject to restrictions as set forth in subparagraph
    > (c) of the Commercial Computer Software - Restricted
    > Rights clause at FAR sec. 52.227-19 and subparagraph
    > (c) (1) (ii) of the Rights in Technical Data and Computer
    > Software clause at DFARS sec. 252.227-7013.
    >
    > cisco Systems, Inc.
    > 170 West Tasman Drive
    > San Jose, California 95134-1706
    >
    >
    >
    > Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    > IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-IO-L), Version 12.2(26), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    > (fc2)
    > Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    > Compiled Sat 31-Jul-04 03:32 by eaarmas
    > Image text-base: 0x03050A44, data-base: 0x00001000
    >
    > cisco 2500 (68030) processor (revision A) with 16384K/2048K bytes of
    > memory.
    > Processor board ID 01432873, with hardware revision 00000000
    > Bridging software.
    > X.25 software, Version 3.0.0.
    > 1 Ethernet/IEEE 802.3 interface(s)
    > 2 Serial network interface(s)
    > 32K bytes of non-volatile configuration memory.
    > 16384K bytes of processor board System flash (Read ONLY)
    >
    >
    >
    > Press RETURN to get started!
    >
    >
    > 00:00:07: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Ethernet0, changed state to up
    > 00:00:07: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Serial0, changed state to down
    > 00:00:08: %LINK-3-UPDOWN: Interface Serial1, changed state to down
    > 00:00:18: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Ethernet0,
    > changed sta
    > te to down
    > 00:00:20: %SYS-5-CONFIG_I: Configured from memory by console
    > 00:00:23: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Serial0, changed state to
    > administratively
    > down
    > 00:00:23: %LINK-5-CHANGED: Interface Serial1, changed state to
    > administratively
    > down
    > 00:00:26: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Serial0,
    > changed state
    > to down
    > 00:00:26: %LINEPROTO-5-UPDOWN: Line protocol on Interface Serial1,
    > changed state
    > to down
    > 00:01:04: %SYS-5-RESTART: System restarted --
    > Cisco Internetwork Operating System Software
    > IOS (tm) 2500 Software (C2500-IO-L), Version 12.2(26), RELEASE SOFTWARE
    > (fc2)
    > Copyright (c) 1986-2004 by cisco Systems, Inc.
    > Compiled Sat 31-Jul-04 03:32 by eaarmas
    > 00:01:04: %SNMP-5-COLDSTART: SNMP agent on host Router is undergoing a
    > cold star
    > t
    >
    Jonathan, Apr 28, 2005
    #3
  4. Guest

    This was actually a very simple problem. My DB9 to RJ45 cable just
    had the wrong pinouts. When I built the cable from scratch everything
    worked fine.
    , May 18, 2005
    #4
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