Introduction to Accessing a Concentrator

Now that I’ve covered the different 3000 models and provided a brief overview of the features of the concentrators, I’ll give a quick overview on how to access a concentrator and navigate through its screens. The remaining chapters in Parts II and III will cover the specifics of how to set up remote access (IPsec, PPTP, L2TP/IPsec, and WebVPN) and site-to-site sessions that terminate on the VPN 3000 concentrators.

You can access the concentrator out-of-band by using its console port. The console port is a DB-9 interface. When using a terminal package, such as HyperTerminal or TeraTerm, set its communications properties to the following:

  • 9600 baud

  • 8 data bits

  • 1 stop bit

  • No parity

  • Hardware flow control or no ...

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