Multiple Console Connections

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Sep 11th, 2012
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I just ordered used switches and routers from eBay and I was wondering was thier a way to have each device with a console cable somehow connected to my computer? I heard having a console to serial then serial to usb on a hub would work, any feed back on this method?

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paolo bevilacqua Tue, 09/11/2012 - 01:10
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You could have easily found the answer with a search.

Most people use old 2511 for that.

Karsten Iwen Tue, 09/11/2012 - 01:20
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Multiple USB-to-serial connections can work. But that really doesn't look good ... ;-)

In addition to Paolos suggested 2511, you could use a very cheap 3620 or 2600 router with an NM-16A. With this module you also need an octal-cable to connect the console-ports.

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Tannersummers Tue, 09/11/2012 - 01:35
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So from what I googled, the expansion slot can connect to the octal-cable in which all the console connections connect to using said router as a server? if that is true it seems like the NM-16A seems pretty expensive, is their another alternative?

paolo bevilacqua Tue, 09/11/2012 - 20:52
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Answered above.

Tannersummers Tue, 09/11/2012 - 22:24
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I can't seem to find anything. Not sure if it what I am typing in the search bar or what.


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