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Connecting a Modem to the CSS by ojp13483

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              Connecting a Modem to the CSS

              This appendix explains how to configure a dial-up modem and connect it to the
              console port on the CSS. Connecting a modem to the CSS allows you to remotely
              perform the same CSS console operations as you would locally. The CSS supports
              the following modems:
               •   3Com (US Robotics) Courier Model 3453 Modem
               •   3Com OfficeConnect Model 3294 Modem
               •   3Com (US Robotics) Sportster Model 5686 Modem
               •   MultiTech Model MT5634ZBA Modem
              This appendix includes the following sections:
               •   Configuring a Modem
               •   Cabling a Modem to the CSS



Configuring a Modem
              You must configure the modem before you can connect it to the CSS. You can
              connect the modem to a terminal or a PC using a terminal emulation program,
              such as Hyperterm. If you connect the modem to the COM port on a PC, you need
              the following cable and connectors (see Appendix B, Cable Connector Pinouts):
               •   RJ-45-to-RJ-45 rolled cable
               •   RJ-45-to-DB-25 modem adapter
               •   DB-9-to-RJ-45 terminal adapter


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                                                                                                                               Appendix C            Connecting a Modem to the CSS
 Cabling a Modem to the CSS




                       Then, you configure the modem by entering commands from the Attention (AT)
                       command set and, if applicable, setting the configuration switches on the modem.
                       Although the process to configure the modem may vary from one modem to
                       another, configure your modem so that its resulting behavior is as follows:
                        •     Answers a call on the first ring
                        •     Disables both hardware and software flow control mechanisms
                        •     Ignores modem control signals DTR and RTS
                        •     Suppresses echoing of command mode input
                        •     Disables recognition of AT commands



Cabling a Modem to the CSS
                       After you configure the modem, unplug the flat rolled RJ-45-to-RJ-45 cable from
                       the terminal adapter on the PC and connect the cable to the SCM console port of
                       the CSS. On a CSS 11503 or CSS 11506, the console port is on the SCM (see
                       Figure C-1). If you have two SCMs installed in the CSS, make sure that you
                       connect the cable to the active SCM.

                       Figure C-1      Switch Control Module Console Connector


                                                                      MANAGEM
                                                                              ENT
                                                                        10BASE-T
                                                                     LINK/ACT
                                                            STATUS              DUPLEX


                                                                                         GE 1   LINK
                                                                                                       GE 2   LINK
                                             CSS5-SCM-2GE




                                                                 PCMCIA
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                                                                                SLOT 1

                                                                                SLOT 0                               CONSOL
                                                                                                                           E
                                                                                                                                System Control




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                       1      Console connector




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Appendix C    Connecting a Modem to the CSS
                                                                                          Cabling a Modem to the CSS




                        Make sure that the settings on the remote console match the CSS default settings
                        specified in Table C-1.

                        Table C-1     CSS Console Port Default Settings

                        Parameters                      Default Settings
                        Baud                            9600
                        Data Bits                       8
                        Parity                          None
                        Stop Bits                       1
                        Terminal Type                   VT100/ANSI
                        Flow Control                    None



              Note      When you remotely log in to the CSS through a modem, make sure that you log
                        out before disconnecting from the session. Use the idle timeout minutes
                        command to set the maximum amount of time that the console session can be idle
                        on the CSS before the CSS logs it out. By default, the timeout is disabled.




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                                                                          Appendix C   Connecting a Modem to the CSS
Cabling a Modem to the CSS




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