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countermike

macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 6, 2008
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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
 

vincois

macrumors newbie
Oct 28, 2008
1
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Actually it does

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

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
 

Guiyon

macrumors 6502a
Mar 19, 2008
771
4
Cambridge, 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...
 

countermike

macrumors member
Original poster
Apr 6, 2008
42
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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


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
 

killerwhack

macrumors regular
Aug 5, 2004
237
1
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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