Connecting to a Cisco router via console port.
clintin at linuxmail.org
Mon Sep 4 11:31:17 UTC 2006
> On 9/4/06, Joel Bryan Juliano <joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > Our University now are using Dapper, (Thanks to my promotional cheerleading
> > effort!)
> > And, alot of people (CIsco students) are asking how to connect to a console
> > port, and console port via USB, console port (ttyS1) is easy using minicom,
> > but they have console (SUA) to USB adapters which I can't connect. Any
> > idea?
> Hi Joel Bryan Juliano!
> I am not sure what you mean.
They are using an USB to Serial coverter which generally requires a driver to support it. Unfortunate that the serial port has gone away along with floppy drive in the modern laptop computer. Suggest they find a converter that is supported in Linux or find a computer with a real serial port. These look like some great links though on the process.
> If you are asking "how do I connect a USB port on my Cisco Router to
> my Linux Box then I think this article could help:
> # A modem - same idea - use minicom to control the interface (is old!!)
> # More modern
> I think the modern Dapper may well find such a device plugged into the
> USB port and add it to the tty list in /dev, you a probably more of a
> minicom connection expert than me but if I recall you can see it in
> the help for the commands.
> If you mean that they all have some kind of USB to Serial (as in RS232
> legacy port) boxes - well I would try a direct USB connection first
> but then I would be looking at some RS232 tutorials:
> # Good Basic Info
> # Comprehensive - Note Cable Wireing Examples
> I would also Google and otherwise read up on minicom (if installed you
> should have a local man page but if not :
> If you mean how do I set up SUA (NAT) when connected gotta read the
> local manual on the router. Here is a link at least:
> # Fruit at bottom:
> Good Hunting!
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