Cisco Terminal for MAC OS X

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

  1. countermike macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008
    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 I dont want to lay my hands on a pc to configure the cisco router.
    thank u
  2. countermike thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008
    hahah the built-in terminal wont recognize the USB serial connection , thats why i need another one which work . thanks
  3. vincois macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
    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:


    This is one of 3 apps I have found that is a tad easier then the default terminal:
  4. Guiyon macrumors 6502a

    Mar 19, 2008
    North Shore, MA
    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

    Jan 22, 2008
    I use minicom from for accessing Cisco console over serial.
  6. countermike thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 6, 2008

    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


    Aug 5, 2004
    Los Angeles, California
    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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