Cisco VG310 and Cisco
VG320 have EIA/TIA-232 asynchronous (RJ-45) and USB 5-pin mini Type B,
2.0-compliant serial console ports. The console port do not have any hardware
flow control. Shielded USB cables with properly terminated shields are
Depending on the
cable and the adapter used, this port appears as a Date Terminal Equipment
(DTE) or Data Circuit-Terminating Equipment (DCE) device at the end of the
cable. Only one port can be used at the same time.
parameters for the console port are 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, and no
parity. The console port does not support hardware flow control.
Use the USB console
port on the chassis to access the Cisco IOS CLI and perform configuration
tasks. A terminal emulation program, such as Microsoft HyperTerminal for
Windows, is required to establish communication between the voice gateway and a
PC. The USB serial console port connects directly to the USB connector of a PC
using a 5-pin mini USB Type A or USB Type-B cable. The USB console supports
full-speed (12 Mbps) operation.
shielded USB cables with a properly terminated shield.
parameters for the console port are 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, and 1
stop bit. The USB console port does not support hardware flow control.
For operation with
Microsoft Windows, the Cisco USB Console Driver must be installed on the PC
connected to the console port. If the driver is not installed, a series of
prompts guide you through a simple installation process.
You may encounter
USB driver-related errors if you are using a PC with Microsoft Windows 7.0,
64-bit operating system to establish connectivity with a voice gateway. As a
workaround, you can install the Cisco USB console driver from:
The Cisco USB
Console Driver allows plugging and unplugging of the USB cable from the console
port without affecting Microsoft HyperTerminal operations. No special drivers
are needed for Mac OS X or Linux.
Only one console
port can be active at a time. When a cable is plugged into the USB console
port, the RJ-45 port becomes inactive. Conversely, when the USB cable is
removed from the USB port, the RJ-45 port becomes active.
Baud rates for the
USB console port are 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19200, 38400, 57600, and 115200
4-pin mini USB
Type-B connectors are easily confused with 5-pin mini USB Type-B connectors.
Only the 5-pin mini USB Type-B is supported.