Connecting to a Cisco router via console port.
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Mon Sep 4 12:32:57 UTC 2006
On 9/4/06, Clint Tinsley <clintin at linuxmail.org> wrote:
> > 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!!)
> > http://docs.linux.com/article.pl?sid=03/05/14/123256&tid=20&tid=14
> > # More modern
> > http://www.mindstab.net/wordpress/archives/75
> > 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
> > http://www.taltech.com/resources/intro-sc.html
> > # Comprehensive - Note Cable Wireing Examples
> > http://www.camiresearch.com/Data_Com_Basics/RS232_standard.html#anchor242192
> > I would also Google and otherwise read up on minicom (if installed you
> > should have a local man page but if not :
> > http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man1/minicom.1.html
> > 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:
> > http://www.akadia.com/services/cable_modem_with_dyn_dns.html
> > Good Hunting!
> > Tod
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Hi Clint Tinsley!
If I hear you then the Cisco routers have a serial connection
(probably 9 pin RS232) which they connect to a serial to USB adapter
which is then connected to a computer without a serial connector? Do
I hear you???
If you really cannot get the USB-Serial adapters to work (probably
worth a bit of time) then perhaps something like this would help:
You could probably obtain one at a used computer shop for a song.
Another direction is serial to NIC:
# Kind of expensive -
How about the printer port?
# A bit less expensive-
# B&B - glad to solve tech problems - Linux friendly!!
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