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Connecting an SRX220 Services Gateway to the CLI Locally


If you plan to use the command-line interface (CLI) to configure the SRX220 Services Gateway, you must connect through the console port.


A remote connection to the services gateway through a modem requires the RJ-45 cable and RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter (provided in the services gateway accessory box), plus a DB-9 plug to DB-25 plug (or similar) adapter for your modem, which you must purchase separately.

To connect to the CLI using a local management device through the console port on the services gateway:

  1. Turn off power to the services gateway.
  2. Turn off power to the management device, such as a PC or laptop computer, that you are using to access the CLI.
  3. Plug one end of the Ethernet cable supplied with your services gateway into the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter supplied with your services gateway.
  4. Plug the RJ-45 to DB-9 serial port adapter into the serial port on the management device.
  5. Connect the other end of the Ethernet cable to the console port on the services gateway.
  6. Turn on the power to the management device.
  7. Start an asynchronous terminal emulation application (such as Microsoft Windows HyperTerminal), and select the appropriate COM port to use (for example, COM1).
  8. Configure the port settings as shown in Table 1.

    Table 1: Port Settings for Connecting to the Console Port

    Port Settings


    Bits per second


    Data bits




    Stop bits


    Flow control


  9. Power on the services gateway by pressing the Power button on the front panel.
  10. Verify that the Power LED on the front panel turns green.

    The terminal emulation screen on your management device displays the startup sequence. When the services gateway has finished starting up, a login prompt appears.

  11. Log in as the user root. No password is required at initial connection, but you must assign a root password before committing any configuration settings.