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Serial connection to Tape Library with RJ12/DB9F cable

Eudo Jimenez_2
Frequent Advisor

Serial connection to Tape Library with RJ12/DB9F cable

We need to reset de level 2 password on tape libary MSL5000...

We have the serial cable RJ12/DB9F-P/N: 606996-001 that shipped with the MSL and a desktop PC to connect to the MSL serial port to reset the password.

I am making the serial connection to the MSL and a serial port on a desktop PC using the serial cable via Hyper terminal but it do not connect, please tell me how configure the connections

these are my parameter:
speed : 9600
Data Bits : 8
Parity : None
flow ctrl : Xon / Xoff
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Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: Serial connection to Tape Library with RJ12/DB9F cable

Hi,

to use the serial connection you need a special software tool - hyperterminal is not enough.

I would suggest to call HP support, they will give you a temp. master password.

For use with the serial line you'll need this (MSLUtil):

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareDescription.jsp?locale=en_US〈=English+(US)&pnameOID=316051&prodSeriesId=316040&prodTypeId=12169&basePartNum=COL3991&locBasepartNum=co-13092-1&os=Microsoft+Windows+2000&tech=Utility

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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Mark Garrett
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Re: Serial connection to Tape Library with RJ12/DB9F cable

reguardless of the flow control xon/xoff the hardware is likely standard PC style and will need CTS -RTS strapped
which is bottom middle two pins 7-8, you may need to strap 4-6 DTR-DSR but I didnt think so. Easy to join 7-8 just with a soldering iron.