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HyperTerminal is a Windows-based terminal emulator connecting to systems through TCP/IP Networks, Dial-Up Modems, and COM ports. It can be used to connect to Sophos Firewall through a Serial Console Port. This article explains how to set up a Serial connection with the Sophos Firewall if you are using HyperTerminal, but these same settings can be applied to other terminal emulators.

Applies to the following Sophos products and versions
Sophos Firewall


  • A console cable (cable having a nine-pin DB, supplied with the device)
  • HyperTerminal Program
    • For PCs below Windows 7, present by default.
    • For PCs with Windows 7 onwards, download/purchase it from the internet.

How to create a Serial Port connection

Follow the steps below to connect Sophos Firewall using the serial cable:

  1. Physically connect one end of the RJ45-DB9 cable to the console port on your Sophos Firewall and the other end to the PC’s serial port.