Watchguard XTM 515



  • Has anyone ever had issues getting the keyboard to work? It doesnt recognize any inputs when installing pfsense so I cant do anything at this point. I tried usb and ps2,.  I must be missing something simple here. Any help at all would be great . Thanks



  • Ive never been able to get a keyboard to work on the USB ports either.  My guess is it is not supported.

    Do you have a console cable for it?


  • Netgate Administrator

    You shouldn't need to use a directly attached keyboard but if you did I would imagine it could only work with a VGA console.

    If you have no input on the serial console that can be a bad flow control setting in the terminal emulator or a bad cable.

    Steve



  • I use keyboards on the pc to which its attached to. I use console cable to usb on the pc. I havent tried direct keyboard to usb on the xtm. I tought that didnt funtion?

    .  I also tried 2 settings for speed in putty and nothing works.  I am really confused.  All i need is to hit down and enter to get it installed on the hard drive. Is there another solution or something im missing?


  • Netgate Administrator

    Have you confirmed that serial console setup with anything else? Witht the original WG OS for example?

    It sounds like either a bad cable (or damaged connector maybe?) or the wrong flow control setting.

    Steve



  • @berlyn0963:

    Has anyone ever had issues getting the keyboard to work? It doesnt recognize any inputs when installing pfsense so I cant do anything at this point. I tried usb and ps2,.  I must be missing something simple here. Any help at all would be great . Thanks

    I have managed to use a USB keyboard on an XTM 510, in the BIOS and on the install screens of a full install using serial redirect to putty.  I cannot recall if I did anything (BIOS is still locked) to get it working other than plugging it in.


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