Here in this article we will discuss how to connect to sophos XG firewall through console cable using putty software. Before going to the process you need to download putty to the computer.
Identify the com port in the sophos XG firewall, it will be noted with com port as shown in the below image
Once you identify the console cable, connect that one end of the cable to firewall as shown in image below. Other end of the console cable should connect to computer (Sometimes USB port will act as console port) by installing proper drivers.
Right click on windows option and then click on “Device Manager” as shown in below image
Identify the Ports (com & LPT) section in device manager and click on drop down list and we will see the serial port which is connected. Sometimes to make USB port as console cable, we need to update the driver by doing right click on the concerned port.
Here COM port is COM3, so we need to use this COM port in putty software.
Now its time to open putty software and connect to console of the firewall.
Open Putty, and select “serial” option in the serial line keep it “COM3” and keep speed as “38400” as shown in image below
“Then select “serial” option from the left tab in putty, and keep flow control bit to None” as shown in image below
Hope this article helps you.