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:
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:
- Connect the Standard-A connector of the Mini-USB cable to the host machine (PC or laptop).
- 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.
- 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.