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USB to Serial adapter connection

I have a iBook G4. Console cable, and USB to Serial adapter cable. I would like to be able to console into a Cisco router, I am using Zterm as was recommanded early for Hyperterminal. it seems that the connection is there. when I click on the Zterm app I get a blank white screen with

ATE1 V1

OK

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any one have any idea how to use this terminal or help get connected

I know that I can use Terminal to telnet into the router, but I need to console in first to set up the basic configuration.

Thanks

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

Hi Karim,

I am very glade that you did it :) please do enjoy your lab, i'll always be here if you have further problems, and thanks for the nice rating.

HTH,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

HI,

You can use "Hyperterminal" for this kind of Setup.

Setup as below:

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Bits per sec : 9600

Data bits : 8

Parity : none

Stop bits : 1

Flow control : none

PLS RATE if HELPS

Best Regards,

Guru Prasad R

Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

Hi Karim,

For Zterm, generally configure 9600 baud, 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bit and you must select usbserial if you're using a usb-to-serial converter.

HTH,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

It shows to me as either Com3 or Com4

Narayan

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

thanks for the reply all of you, the issue that I have is where I can configure all this >>>>

Bits per sec : 9600

Data bits : 8

Parity : none

Stop bits : 1

Flow control : none

the Screen is blank so how I will configure it ..I do not see any options where I do that ..

Thanks

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

I did some digging and here is one of the answers , have not try it yet , but will let you know . late on today.. Thank you all

http://www.planet-rcs.de/en/article/mac_serial_port/

Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

Hi Karim,

As illustrated in the link you've found, first you need to go to settings -> Modem Preferences -> select usbserial0 as the default modem and then edit your connection parameters as said in earlier posts, and it should be that simple.

HTH,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

I did try to follow the instructions but when I look for serial0 under modem prefrences there is only modem ..I did attach the snapshot,, Thanks ,

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

any one can help with this one please / Thanks

Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

Hey Karim,

How do you do :), you'll need to make sure that you've installed the driver for the usb-to-serial converter.

HTH,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

Mo .. I did buy a generic usb/serial and it did not come w/ the driver... do I have to buy an other one// Thanks

Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

Hi Mo

I did try to download the driver but I get a Chinese characters. I will try it again today... Tanks

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

That did it Mo .. thanks for taking your time to help me with the issue. it works better then windows hypererminal.. :-)

Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

Hi Karim,

I am very glade that you did it :) please do enjoy your lab, i'll always be here if you have further problems, and thanks for the nice rating.

HTH,

Mohammed Mahmoud.

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

You deserve it :-)

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

Hi! Mohamedmahmoud:

I have the same problem with this usb-serial cable.  I install Prolific driver for windows XP.  I still do not get any thing display in my Tera Term.  The driver is install correctly, displayed in my Driver Manager.  I am running out of idea what will make it work.

Please help!

Thanks!

Grace

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Re: USB to Serial adapter connection

in mac open "terminal " under utilities and type "screen /dev/tty.Keyserial"

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