First, you need to access the console of your Cisco Switch.
In our example, we are going to use an Opensource software named Putty and a computer running Windows.
The Putty software is available on the putty.org website.
After finishing the download, run the software and wait for the following screen.
To access the console of a Cisco Switch model 2960 or 3750, you will need to select the Serial Connection category and use the following options:
• Connection type: Serial
• Serial line: COM1
• Speed: 9600
If COM1 does not work you will need to try to use COM2, COM3, COM4 or the next.
Using either the console, telnet or ssh, connect to the command-line of your switch and log in with a user who has administrative privileges.
On the prompt screen, enter the administrative login information.
After a successful login, the console command-line will be displayed.