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Optivity for Synoptics 28115

Optivity for Synoptics 28115

Optivity for Synoptics 28115

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I recently bought a 28115, and am trying to configure it.  I have read that optivity is only available from Nortel, so I did call them.  I was told I can only get it if my company has a contract with them.  Here's the glicth: I have no company.  I am a home user in school for networking, and bought this switch for $30 to use for my home lan (and lan parties).  I really don't want to have to pay a lot of money for software.  I downloaded the 90 day evaluation version, but it does not list the 28115 in it's compatability.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks!
Boss Godfrey

RE: Optivity for Synoptics 28115

(OP)
Thanks, I appreciate the info.  Come to find out it costs roughly $1000 for optivity software--this from an authorized reseller.  Upon contacting Nortel once again, I found some very helpful people.  Turns out you need a straight cable to console into this switch, whereas I was using a rollover (Cisco training).  Also, in hyperterminal, you have to use X-on/X-off.  Oh well....got it going now, thanks for the quick reply!
Boss Godfrey

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