Cisco Terminal for MAC OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by countermike, Oct 27, 2008.

  1. countermike macrumors member

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    Hi ,
    I have just got a new cisco router , and also got the USB serial cable as mac's dont have a serial ports,
    but the problem is ..does anyone knows a good program for a terminal for cisco devices ? as I cant use the inbuilt terminal for it , I know I can SSH or TELNET to it , but when I want to directly connect via the console cable I need a terminal which supports it ,

    Please can anyone help me ...as I dont want to lay my hands on a pc to configure the cisco router.
    thank u
     
  2. countermike thread starter macrumors member

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    hahah the built-in terminal wont recognize the USB serial connection , thats why i need another one which work . thanks
     
  3. vincois macrumors newbie

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    Actually it does

    The terminal program will read the output from Serial. You just need to know what to do to see it. I am working on the same thing at the moment. Here are some links I am finding helpful. You also need to have a driver installed for the USB to serial adapter to work. Using Google I found 3 or 4 different drivers for various USB to serial adapeters.

    Terminal Info:
    http://www.tigoe.net/pcomp/resources/archives/avr/000749.shtml

    http://www.macosxhints.com/article.php?story=20080218140558128

    Drivers:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/osx-pl2303/

    http://serialio.com/products/adaptors/usb_serial.php

    http://www.keyspan.com/downloads/

    This is one of 3 apps I have found that is a tad easier then the default terminal:
    http://www.macwise.com/Download_MacWise.html
     
  4. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

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    Check out ZTerm. I religiously use it for debugging serial devices but it should function perfectly for use as a serial terminal with the Cisco. The one downside is that it isn't exactly the most user-friendly app...
     
  5. mntbikejack macrumors newbie

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    I use minicom from minicom.darwinports.com for accessing Cisco console over serial.
     
  6. countermike thread starter macrumors member

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    wow thank you for all the help and for all the stuff , it was really great... I haenstalled them and ill havea play around and will leave my comments
    , thank u
     
  7. killerwhack macrumors regular

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    I used a windows xp virtual machine

    There are a couple of different hardware chips used in the various usb to serial products. I used the software that came with my Seiko converter and a windows virtual machine. Works like a charm.
     

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