Untangle convert in BIG trouble…Help!
Hey guys. After running Untangle and paying for their packages, I decided to try my hand with pfsense. I ordered a router from ebay and somehow managed to screw things up. I've reinstalled the nano image BUT I cannot get my PC running PuTTY to communicate with via the serial port.
I have all the settings set for 115200, 8, N, 1. Do I need to have Flow Control running on PuTTY?
Also and again guys, I am a NEWBIE in a major way here, do i connect the serial cable before booting the router, I would assume so. Step by step directions would be great. I'm 57 and can follow them whereas you young whipper snappers just fly thru this stuff like a hot knife thru soft butter.
BTW, my hats off to you guys for the wonderful job you do here in the forums.
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Everything you tried seems about right. Do you have the correct serial cable? like a null modem cable.
Perhaps you could clarify what "I cannot get my PC running PuTTY to communicate with via the serial port." means? (Hint: Press Enter.)
Thanks for replying guys. To answer the question about what I did. I flashed the cf with a new install of pfsense, nano version with the serial option. I connected my serial cable(null modem confirmed), started PuTTY with 115200, *, N, 1, NO CONTROL protocol selected. And I pressed ENTER.
I did everything per the directions I could find on the net. Is there another program I could use other then putty? What serial settings could I try?
Should I allow the device to boot up as far as it will before I start putty? Should I start putty before I boot the device?
Thanks in advance. I've put the Untangle server back in place for now but I'd really like to get this device up and running.
Works for me everywhere. If it doesn't for you, I'd say your cable is just useless.
What router is it? They don't all default to 115200. Try 9600, 19200, 38400, and 57600 too. Does it also have VGA?
Even if they did not default to 115200, you'd at least see broken garbage on the screen. Not blank screen.
Thanks for all the input guys. First of all, I'm not sure what brand the router is. It was sold as a generic on eBay.
It came setup and included a cable for serial communication. I confirmed it was a cross over cable by checking the pins. I have reached out to the seller and he has not responded. I think I'll just open a ticket with eBay.
Thanks again for all your help guys. You have been super in my humble opinion.