In this tutorial you will see how to connect to a Fortigate device using console port.
Console cable is an RJ45-DB9 type. In case you don’t have DB9 serial port on your computer you will need for a USB-DB9 mail converter.
You can use different software, I prefer to use Putty to connect. Putty could establish connection to devices that supports serial console connection. Fortigate supports console connector ranges from DB9 to RJ45.
Fortigate console settings are:
Baud Rate (bps): 9600 Data bits: 8 Parity: None Stop bits: 1 Flow Control: None
You should have these settings configured in Putty.
In Serial line select COM1.