Well it should work then...
The IP address on the console is it the same sub-net as your actual
170...I had to change mine before it would work...
My IBM i is 192.168.0.4 and the console is 192.168.100.2 - make sure the
com port is correct on your PC. You can just see the console screen
behind...(not gloating) ;)
The PC is on 192.168.0.0..