Connecting to a Cisco router via console port.
Joel Bryan Juliano
joelbryan.juliano at gmail.com
Tue Sep 5 01:08:18 UTC 2006
On 9/4/06, Tod Merley <todbot88 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Joel Bryan Juliano!
> I am not sure what you mean.
> 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!
Thanks for your links,
I've been trying out /dev/ttyUSB0, the problem is It doesn't exist, I'm not
sure how to create a USB device.
The adapter is a "console port to USB" and it works on XP via virtual com4.
I think the driver provides the com4 port. Is there's a way to do this
method in Linux?
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