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Correction #10435

Console connection guide for PuTTY uses incorrect order of operations on first run of PuTTY

Added by Anonymous 4 months ago. Updated 4 months ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
Normal
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Category:
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Target version:
-
Start date:
04/05/2020
Due date:
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0%

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Affected Documentation:
pfSense Documentation site (Wiki)

Description

https://docs.netgate.com/pfsense/en/latest/solutions/sg-1100/connect-to-console.html

and the other "connect to console" guides for Netgate appliances state:

Open PuTTY and select Session under Category on the left hand side. Set Serial line to the console port that was located above and the Speed to 115200 bits per second. For the Connection type, select Serial.
Click the Open button and the console screen will be displayed.

However, on first run the Connection type will be set to SSH. Accordingly, there will be no "Serial line" to set to the console port (with SSH selected, which is the default option on first run of PuTTY).

The language might be changed to something like

Open PuTTY and select Session under Category on the left hand side. Next, set the Connection type to Serial. Then set Serial line to the console port that was located above and the Speed to 115200 bits per second. 
Click the Open button and the console screen will be displayed.

History

#1 Updated by Jared Dillard 4 months ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Assignee changed from Jim Pingle to Jared Dillard

Thanks! The text has been updated to:

Open PuTTY and select Session under Category on the left hand side. Next, set the Connection type to Serial. Then, set Serial line to the console port that was located above, in Locate the Console Port Device, and the Speed to 115200 bits per second.

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