Posts Tagged ‘: console port access’

A Replacement Access Server for the Cisco 2509

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

Although the Cisco 2509 router/hub does a great job of providing remote access to console port command functions, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find Cisco 2509 units since they were discontinued in 2004. As Cisco 2509 units become more and more rare, network engineers have recognized the need for a replacement for the Cisco 2409, that not only provides an access server solution, but is also readily available in the large quantities needed for network expansion, includes full technical support and also features updated security and authentication capabilities beyond those found on used Cisco 2509 units that date back to 2004 or earlier.

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A DC Powered Remote Console Server is the Perfect Solution for Remote Equipment Racks

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Due to the very nature of some network applications, many remote network equipment racks are located so far off of the beaten track, that they’re beyond the reach of AC power lines and sometimes even beyond the reach of internet cables. In spite of the isolated locations of these remote equipment racks, network administrators still need a means to communicate with the devices at the remote site in order to retrieve data, issue configuration commands and check device status. A DC powered remote console server (http://www.wti.com/c-47-remote-console-servers.aspx) provides an ideal tool for administrators who need out of band management capabilities for remote network elements in environments where only DC Power is available and communication with the outside world is limited to dial-up or satellite modem.

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Need a Space-Saving Tool for Remote Console Port Access AND Power Control?

Monday, September 20th, 2010

Most console server products provide the ability to establish a secure connection to a console port on a remote network element. But as handy as this capability is … sometimes it’s not enough. If you’re charged with the responsibility of maintaining communication with remote network elements, it doesn’t take long to discover that sometimes, console port access alone isn’t enough to resurrect a crashed router or a misbehaving firewall. Sometimes, a good, old-fashioned power reboot is the only thing that will get that network element up and running again.

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