How to connect to HP ProCurve 24 ports switch

November 4, 2010 at 22:17:32
Specs: Linux i686, PIII Dual 600mhz / 512mb
I recently got an HP ProCurve 2424M 24 port switch. I can't find it's IP address, so I can't get access to it using the browser. And I'm not sure how to connect to it with the null-modem cable. I was trying to do it under Ubuntu. I just don't know what commands to use. I could also use an XP machine to get into it too.

Any help would be appreciated.

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November 5, 2010 at 01:14:30
If you reset the Switch to Factory Default then you can access the switch via HTTP,providing you have *Nix setup to receive an IP Address via DHCP from the swirch.

Secondly are you sure it is a null-modem cable you require and not a straight-thru.

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November 5, 2010 at 08:05:29

you use hyperterm and follow the manual to set the ip

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November 6, 2010 at 11:57:02
Ok, let me be a little more specific. I hooked up the switch in a LAN configuration (with out an internet connection) to 4 laptops (2 XP 2 Ubuntu) all configured to recieve IPs from the switch (DHCP). Then I ipconfig /all (XP) and ifconfig -v (nix) and came up with the assigned IPs that the switch gave to the computers, but no default gateway (which I'm under the impression should be the switch's IP). This is both before and then after resetting to the default factory settings. I can see the other computers when I type there IP's in the browser.
I had a null-modem cable at work (it says null modem on the cable itself), so the next night I connected an Ubuntu machine to the switch, but I don't know how to start a Hyperterminal connection.

My question is:

How do I get to the Hyperterminal in either Linux (Ubuntu) or in Windows (XP)?
Then the manual says to hit enter twice.
I need help to get to that point.


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November 7, 2010 at 08:49:38
Sorry but you are confusing a switch for a router.

Switch doesn't do dhcp which would have been clarified if you had read the switch link I gave you.

You set a ip address on a managed switch so you can access it via its web management interface. You do this with null modem and hyperterm. After that you can telnet to it via ethernet.

Hyperterm in xp is off the accessories menu, communication
Here's what I found concerning ubuntu

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