Enable console output via telnet

Sometimes you can’t get a serial cable connected to an IPO but you need access to the debug port, ie, no serial cable or physical access. This doesn’t help if you’re looking for startup logs but it gets you access to an IPO that’s up and running.

  • Connect via the manager
  • Expand the User section and select user NoUser.
  • Select the Source Numbers tab.
  • Use the Add button to add this magical source number:PATCHES 0x0020
  • Press OK and save the configuration to the IPO
  • Restart the IPO

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Reset Security Passwords in IP Office

Passwords can be reset to default values via the RS232 (DTE) Maintenance port on the back of the IP Office.

DTE Port Settings:

  • Access to the DTE port requires a (straight) serial cable between your PC/Laptop and the IP Office.
  • Configure PuTTY, HyperTerminal, etc, for serial as follows: 38,400 – 8 – N – 1 – None – VT100

Procedure:

Enter the following commands (in bold) when the IPOffice is running normally. (Do no press ESC during startup!):

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