EdgeRouter - Connect to serial console port & default settings


Readers will leader how to connect to EdgeRouter using a console-ready* computer.

The default serial port settings for EdgeRouter are listed below.

  • Baud rate: 115200
  • Data bits: 8
  • Parity: NONE
  • Stop bits: 1
  • Flow control: NONE 


Instructions may vary slightly, depending on your specific terminal emulator:

  1. Open the terminal emulator on your computer and configure it with the default serial port settings listed in the Overview.
  2. Select Serial as the connection type.
  3. Click Open to connect to the EdgeRouter.
  4. At the ubnt login prompt, enter the username (the default is ubnt).
  5. At the Password prompt, enter the password (the default is ubnt).
  6. For help with commands, you can either press the ? key or enter show and press the ? key.


* - Use a RJ45 to DB9, serial console cable (a.k.a. Cisco console cable or rollover cable) to connect the Console port of the EdgeRouter to your computer. If your computer does not have a DB9 port, then you will also need a DB9 adapter (USB is common).