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Old 08-03-2003, 09:18 AM   #1
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Cool Using serial port to configure Cisco router


With windows you have Hyperterminal, which lets you use the serial port to configure a directly connected cisco router using a console cable.

I'm looking for a similar tool for my new Redhat 9 machine. I'm a total Linux newbie and can't figure out how to do this.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks..............Richard
 
Old 08-03-2003, 09:55 AM   #2
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Use minicom.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 10:05 AM   #3
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OK, I was able to launch minicom as root, configure the serial settings to 9600 8-n-1 which is what Cisco routers like, but I don't know how to make minicom communicate via the serial port....
 
Old 08-03-2003, 10:08 AM   #4
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Hope you have the serial port right - /dev/ttyS1 for com1, /dev/ttyS2 for com2.
 
Old 08-03-2003, 10:26 AM   #5
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Thanks man! I got it running. On my machine it wanted:
/dev/ttys0

Whoop! Whoop!
 
Old 08-03-2003, 10:41 AM   #6
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not sure about the exact numbering.... great you got it working

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