[svlug] [cisco] minicom to devfs parallal port?
Robert Hajime Lanning
lanning at lanning.cc
Fri Oct 4 09:56:55 PDT 2002
On Fri, 4 Oct 2002, Dan Martinez wrote:
> It was my understanding that units billed as "USB PDA adapters" may
> not provide the full range of functionality needed for serial
> communication between arbitrary devices.
> This is certainly the impression Keyspan gives on the page for its own
> USB PDA adapter <http://keyspan.com/products/usb/pdaadapter/>:
> Need connect [sic] other serial devices that are not PDAs or Wacom
> tablets? Use the Keyspan High Speed USB Serial Adapter to connect
> your serial devices.
For Cisco routers you need three pins... send, receive and ground.
The Cisco console port does not have anything else enabled, like RTS/CTS or
DCD. (There AUX port has all the hardware flow control.)
As long as you can set 9600bps 8N1 no-flow-control using RS232 signaling, you
can talk to the Cisco console port.
So, unless that PDA Adapter cannot switch to those settings, then it should
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