I would like to ask which application I can use from a notebook to a router if i use a rollover connection for console.
Basically my situation is as follows:
I have an IBM T43 Thinkpad. It has no DB-9 connection. It has an LPT, network, wifi, modem & USB connections.
I need to connect to routers and switches console port to configure and do troubleshooting on the routers and switches. I know a rollover cable can be used to connect to switch & router consoles. But I need to plug the other end into my notebook. I am not sure if it is a good idea to plug the other end into the ethernet port as that doesn't make sense to me to do something like that.
Will i have to get a notebook with a DB-9 connection? Or is there a way around this problem other than having to buy a converter adapter?