Using Hyperterminal to Connect to Your Cisco 675/678

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  1. Connect the serial end (metal) of your management cable to Com port 1 on your computer and the other end (plastic) into the management port of your Cisco router.
  2. Click Start, go to Programs, Accessories, Communications, and select Hyperterminal.
  3. Double-click on Hyperterm.
  4. Enter any name for the connection you'd like and choose an icon.
  5. Click OK.
  6. In the Connect using: field, choose Direct to Com1.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Change the Bits per second: to 38400.
  9. Change the Flow control: to None.
  10. Click OK.
  11. Hit the enter key and you should get a password: prompt.