Watchguard Firebox x500 - Console unresponsive - worked in 1.2.3



  • First - I cannot say enough good things on the update of an already fine product.

    2.0 successfully flashed using the 2GB image to a known good card (working with v.1.2.3).
    Unit boots and allows initial setup via console cable.  WebGUI is then active.

    Once this is complete, I can no longer access anything on the console cable/port.  The unit outputs info to screen via console until boot is complete then no more information is output and no access is available.  In 1.2.3 the console cable was the way you reset passwords, etc in case of lockout.

    Is there some trick I am missing?  I turned on SSH and that worked form the LAN as well, but still no console.

    Thanks,

    Allen



  • Yeah, same thing on mine:
    http://forum.pfsense.org/index.php/topic,27846.0.html

    Some have reported their console is fine. Maybe a BIOS issue?
    FWIW, my FB x500 is Model R6264S, 2.0 Nano on a 1GB CF card.



  • @AllenN:

    Unit boots and allows initial setup via console cable.  WebGUI is then active.
    Once this is complete, I can no longer access anything on the console cable/port.  The unit outputs info to screen via console until boot is complete then no more information is output and no access is available.  In 1.2.3 the console cable was the way you reset passwords, etc in case of lockout.

    I have the same problem. I searched around in the forum and tried to change the speed (of PuTTY) from 9600 to 115200 according to another  thread, changed from no flow control to XON/XOFF to DSR/DTR to RTS/CTS - nothing works.

    I also tried some of the latest pfSense Snapshots. But it's always the same behaviour.

    Any ideas what I could do?

    Thanks and kind regards


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