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Topic # 121002 20-Jun-2013 18:00
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Got a second hand RB1200 to have a play and learn a bit about RouterOS but my foray in to learning hasn't started too well.

Did a 30/30/30 reset which I would have hoped would bring it back to the default config. It didn't.

Tried to connect on the serial port with 115200 8N1 and all I get is a bunch of random characters scrolling down the screen. Tried a bunch more 'common' baud rates but still no deal.

What am I doing wrong? Was this RB cheap for a reason?

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  Reply # 842410 24-Jun-2013 14:43
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The manual mentions "use a metal object to short circuit the metallic reset jumper while booting" so that may be worth a try.

Apparently it's possible to disable the "hardware reset by jumper" for security reasons in the software, if the previous owner did this you may be out of luck!

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  Reply # 843453 24-Jun-2013 16:29
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Yea have done the hard reset procedure with the jumper on the board. Tried all sort of combos with the boot loader switch too.
I was wondering if it had in fact been disabled by the previous user. Perhaps I better get in contact with the seller and see how the unit was configured. If I can find out an IP address all be sweet as.

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  Reply # 846819 28-Jun-2013 16:48
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Microtik has a very good user forum with thousands of members.
I would suggest asking there.

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