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I have been there and done that. I have even tried another cable. I went into the Bios of the laptop and noticed that serial port was disabled. I enabled it and restarted the machine and I still cannot connect. Does the Cisco 831 have different baud settings? I went to the Cisco site and it looks like that is pretty much there standard.
I have tried 3 different cables, checked dmesg for the correct ttyS*, used 9600 baud - 8N1 settings and even tried it on three other linux boxes. What the heck could it be. I have done this a million times. I wonder if maybe the router aux port is disabled or broken?
That's why I said give it a shot under Windows Hyperterm. Not that I doubt you know what you're doing, but in my experience, sometimes you miss stuff in Linux but not in Windows because it's just idiot friendly. :-\ For example, it could be that on all 3 Linux boxes, you're just putting in one wrong setting even though you've done it a million times (been there done that and it's a pain to figure out).
That said, I honestly don't think you can disable the console port on a Cisco device.
I tried a forth machine and I was able to get to the console. I have been using Ubuntu lately and am wondering if somehow the ttyS* are not being initiated during boot. I have read in other post that many other people have had this issue and that under Ubuntu, I am to
[HTML] sudo vi /etc/event.d/ttyS0[/HTML]
or whatever dev it is and
have it adjusted to where it is initiated during boot. I do not have a
sudo /etc/event.d/ttyS0, I have only
sudo vi /etc/event.d/tty
sudo vi /etc/event.d/tty8
and other suggestions?
Last edited by metallica1973; 07-10-2008 at 03:43 PM.