Connecting to HP 1910 J007A Switch via Console using Mac OS X Malvericks 10.9.3


Have a case to console in to HP 1910 J007A HP switch.

Using ATEN UC232A (Prolific?) S232 to SUB converter and a good console cable(RJ45 to S232).

Installation used as per here:

After driver installation, and after loading the kernel externsion using below command:

sudo kextload /System/Library/Extensions/ProlificUsbSerial.kext

i open up a terminal. in my case, i use iTerm for Mac.

the format for the screen syntax is as:


and HP's BAUD is 38400

so command:

screen /dev/tty.usbserial 38400

Login authentication


#Apr 23 12:49:06:656 2001 HP V1910 Switch SHELL/4/LOGIN:
 Trap login from Console
%Apr 23 12:49:06:806 2001 HP V1910 Switch SHELL/4/LOGIN: admin login from aux0
User view commands:
  initialize  Delete the startup configuration file and reboot system
  ipsetup     Specify the IP address of the VLAN interface 1
  password    Specify password of local user
  ping        Ping function
  quit        Exit from current command view
  reboot      Reboot system
  summary     Display summary information of the device.
  upgrade     Upgrade the system boot file or the Boot ROM program


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