I have two Netgear SRW224G4P switches with serial console ports. I'm using a Sabrent USB 2.0 to serial cable adapter with a female-to-female serial cable. I'm running Windows 7 64-bit and using putty to connect. However, nothing appears in the console window. I do not get a "press enter to begin" message, and if I press ender, nothing happens. There is no jibberish in the console window to signify the wrong baud rate. If I pull the power on the switches and let them start back up, I do not see any POST information.
The serial settings I'm using: COM3, 38400 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, parity off, flow control XON/XOFF.
As a comparison, I had all of this working with a different model switch--a Netgear SRW224P, so I know the cables are good, and putty is functional.
Is there a trick to connecting to a SRW224G4P switch's console port?
: I also tried the baud rates of 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, 115200, and 31250. None of these rates seemed to work and all I got was a blank, unresponsive screen in the console.