I am attempting to enable web-management functionality on my Dell PowerConnect2824.
From what I can tell by reading the manual I need to connect via the serial port to enable web functionality.
I picked up a serial-to-USB adaptor and installed the drivers onto my Windows 7 machine. It now shows up in my Device Manager under Ports, Prolific USB-to-Serial Comm Port (COM5).
However when I fire up PuTTY and choose 'serial' and enter COM5 the resulting terminal window simply hangs.
The PowerConnect uses VT100 protocol which from what I understand PuTTY recognizes. My serial settings are as follows:
Serial: COM5 Speed: 9600 Data bits: 8 Stop bits: 1 Parity: None Flow control: XON/XOFF