How to Configure the Switch
Some configuration is necessary to enable the switch’s advanced switching
capabilities. This is achieved via the Command Line Interface (CLI). On the
AT-8624T/2M, you can also use the Graphical User Interface (GUI).
Using the CLI to configure a switch
1. Connect a terminal or PC to the Terminal Port (ASYN0).
Using the supplied RS-232 DB9 serial straight-through cable, connect your
terminal or PC to the RS-232 Terminal Port:
• For the AT-8624T/2M and AT-8624PoE, the RS-232 Terminal Port is on
the front panel.
• For the AT-8648T/2SP, the RS-232 Terminal Port is on the back panel.
2. Set the communication parameters.
Set the communication parameters on your terminal or terminal emulation
• Bit rate: 9600
• Data bits: 8
• Parity: None
• Stop bits: 1
• Flow control: None
3. Log in.
After the switch has booted, the login prompt appears. If the login prompt
does not appear, press [Enter] two or three times.
When the switch boots for the first time it automatically creates an
account with manager privileges. The account has the login name manager
and the password is friend.
At the login prompt, enter the login name and password:
The switch’s command prompt appears. Now use the CLI to configure the
Using the GUI to configure the AT-8624T/2M switch
This section describes how to establish a connection to the AT-8624T/2M switch
through the GUI so you can configure it before installing it in your LAN.
1. Select a PC to use and identify its subnet.
You can browse to the switch from any PC that is running a supported
enabled. If you are using a toolbar or plug-in on your browser to block popups,
disable it while using the GUI. The GUI displays detailed configuration
options and information in pop-up windows.
2. Connect the PC to the switch.
Use an Ethernet cable to connect an Ethernet card on the PC to any one of
the switch ports.
You can browse to the router through any VLAN, as long as you give that
VLAN an IP address. These instructions assume you are using vlan1. All
switch ports belong to vlan1 by default.
3. Access the switch’s command line interface.
Access the CLI from the PC, as described in the previous section, “Using
the CLI to configure a switch”.
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4. Enable IP.
5. Assign the vlan1 interface an IP address in the same subnet as the
add ip interface=vlan1 ip=ipaddress mask=mask
6. Save the configuration and set the switch to use it on bootup.
7. On the PC’s web browser, bypass the HTTP proxy server, if
8. Point your web browser at IP address for vlan1.
9. At the login prompt, enter the user name and password.
User Name: manager <the default>
The System Status page is displayed. Select options from the sidebar menu
to configure and manage the switch.
For context-sensitive online help, click the Help button at the top of the
sidebar menu or on any pop-up page
I hope this helps you out
Sep 01, 2008 |
Networking Hubs & Switches