Accessing the Peplink Balance Router via its Console Port
This tutorial will help you connect your computer to a Peplink Balance router using the console port.
Before you start
Before you start you will need a RJ-45 to usb console cable; alternatively you can use a combination of a RJ-45 to DB-9 console cable and a USB to RS-232 cable.
In this example we have used a RJ-45 to DB-9 console cable in combination with a USB to RS-232 cable.You also need to have serial connection software installed on your pc to connect to the peplink Balance.
We have used “putty.exe” which can be downloaded here.
Locate the serial connection in your pc
You need to know the COM port number that is used by the USB to serial connection. In windows open the Device Manager, which can be found in your Control Panel.
Control Panel > System > Advanced System Settings > Hardware Tab > Device Manager
Launch and configure Putty.exe
Start Putty from your applications and change the following settings:
Select “Session ” set the serial line to the COM port used by your USB to Serial connection (COM3 in thsi example) and set the speed to 115200.