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Old 08-11-2004, 05:14 AM   #1
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minicom to Cisco console port


Hi,

I am trying to connect to a cisco router console port using minicom.
I have the cable connected to com5 on my laptop which is the usb port.
I have a USB-Serial converter to a Cisco rolledover cable.
This works fine with hyperterminal on windoze.

I am using /dev/ttyS4 as the device and 9600 8N1.
I have also edited /etc/inittab.conf to respawn agetty as seen in another post here. None of this seems to work. I still get 'offline' in minicom.

Any ideas, has anyone got this working before?

If I cannot get this working does anyone know of another app I can use in linux to do this? it would save me rebooting into windows and using secureCRT or puTTY.

TIA
 
Old 08-12-2004, 09:12 PM   #2
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Hi.

Do you have the 'usbserial' module loaded?

Dave
 
Old 08-13-2004, 03:40 AM   #3
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yes I have,
lsmod says usbserial is there.

minicom says initialising modem then says press CTRL-A Z for help.

I have tried to turn on local echo which works. I then tried a CTRL-M and a CTRL-J

but still no login prompt.

Thanks for replying
 
Old 08-13-2004, 04:30 AM   #4
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I case anyones interested.

These are storage routers from Cisco, 5428s, I want to use them to sit between a SAN and MPLS Vlans. So a long way to go yet, and I cant get minicom to work!

The storage routers have a mgt connector that I can browse to. This does seem to work yet either. (I can ping it but not browse anything).

I want to use bith from Linux otherwise I will have to use windows.

Regards,
C-w C-spc C-y
pasted.
 
Old 08-14-2004, 10:36 AM   #5
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Me again.

Is the correct driver for your model of USB-serial converter being loaded? I've looked in the kernel config, and there's quite a few there.

Dave
 
Old 08-18-2004, 01:16 AM   #6
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Well the web mgt now works, but only through Linux. (5428 configuration)
The Console works but only through Windows terminal emulators.

I'm pretty sure it is ok but I will have to check. Ive been away a couple of days, thanks for the response. I will find the info, maybe even fix it!

More info soon.
Cheers,
Neil.
 
  


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