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Connecting a CTP151 Device to a Management Console Using Mini-USB Type-B Console Port

 

You can configure and manage the CTP151 device by using the RJ-45 console port or the Mini-USB Type-B console port. The console input will be active only on one port at a time.

By default, the RJ-45 port is set as the active console port, and the Mini-USB Type-B port is the passive console port.

If your laptop or PC does not have a DB-9 male connector pin or RJ-45 connector pin, you can connect your laptop or PC directly to a CTP151 device by using a Mini-USB cable that has a Standard-A USB connector on one end and a Mini-USB Type-B (5 pin) connector on the other end.

This section describes the process for connecting a CTP151 device to the management console by using the Mini-USB Type-B console port.

For information about configuring and managing a CTP151 device by using the RJ-45 console port, see Connecting a CTP151 Device to a Management Console.

Before you begin connecting a CTP151 device by using the Mini-USB Type-B console port:

  • Ensure that the USB to Serial driver is installed on the host machine. You can download the driver from https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers.

  • Ensure that the HyperTerminal properties of the console server or laptop are set as follows:

    • Baud rate—9600

    • Flow control—None

    • Data—8

    • Parity—None

    • Stop bits—1

    • DCD state—Disregard

  • Ensure that you have the following parts and tools available:

    • 1 USB 2.0 Standard-A to Mini-USB cable (p/n 720-037982).

To connect the CTP151 device to the console using the Mini-USB Type-B console port:

  1. Connect the Standard-A connector of the Mini-USB cable to the host machine (PC or laptop).
  2. Connect the Mini-USB Type-B (5-pin) connector of the Mini-USB cable to the Mini-USB Type-B console port (labeled CON) on the CTP151 device.
  3. Reboot the CTP151 device.

After the connection is established, the Mini-USB Type-B console port becomes the active console port. The host machine connected to the Mini-USB Type-B console port displays log messages and lets you control the CTP151 device functionality through it.