Leo Laohoo Wed, 03/17/2010 - 15:59
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I have yet to see one that works 100% of the time.  What appliance are you trying to connect?

Ganesh Hariharan Sat, 03/20/2010 - 09:24
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Can anyone recommend a USB adapter to use with a console cable?


Are you talking about USB to serial at laptop end, If yes then best solution is a USB to Serial adapter that has removable USB cable.

Check out the below link on                                  USBGEAR


Hope to Help !!


Richard Burts Sun, 03/21/2010 - 11:03
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I have been using the USB console cable adapter from Keyspan with good results.



Gaston Bougie Sun, 03/21/2010 - 16:10
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I'm using all kinds of usb->rs232 converters, they all work great.

One thing you have to watch out for is to send "break" commands.

Now I'm using the Aten USB to serial adapter. This works great for me.

For windows you need to install some drivers. Apple has the module (PL2303-00001004) pre-loaded.

Read the following info why you need the break signal being send:



philippe.cousineau Wed, 05/11/2011 - 06:51
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I am looking for a USB to serial, that work with break key  and I am looking for a driver-free installation at least on Win7.


As posted on https://learningnetwork.cisco.com/thread/46991

a native USB to Cisco RJ45 Console cable - $15 and available from http://www.get-console.com/shop/en/18-usb-to-serial-cables - native driver support for OSX, Win 7. It even is light blue flat ribbon cable as well to stop any confusion as to what it is.

So instead of carrying round a USB to DB9 serial cable that you constantly have to convert to RJ45 to connect to Cisco console ports you can instead carry round a USB to RJ45 serial cable that you can convert to DB9 with a $4 adaptor if you need to work on non-Cisco stuff.

Yes a shameless plug, but as a field engineer myself i know that no laptops come with RS232 ports anymore. and the USB-to-DB9-Serial-to-Cisco-DB9-to-RJ45 cable combo is somewhat convoluted.


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