I just received a new IBM ThinkPad T40 and it does not have a DB-9 serial port, only USB ports. Does Cisco make a console cable with USB connectivity or do you have to purchase a USB to DB-9 converter of some sort to remedy this?
Any feedback/experiences with this would be appreciated.
The manufacturer Belkin does make USB->serial converter. My personal experience with this setup is that it works fine when you start up the console connection but when you disconnect, the software will NOT exit (close down). I can't even do it via the Task Manager in Win2K. I have to resort to restarting the PC. Found out from Belkin that the converter does work BUT it's not a true serial interface where it requires certain sequence to close down a connection hence the software just sit there waiting for that close down connection status. I now use that USB converter as "last resort" and instead use my docking station which is equipped with a true serial interface.
I went ahead and purchased an adapter from Belkin today. I am running WinXP Pro and upon installing the driver for the adapter, I was presented with a COM4 port. I plugged up a console cable to a switch and used Tera Term Pro to connect. Everything appears to be working and I was able to close and re-open connections without problems. Just thought I would pass this along in-case anyone else is interested. The adapter was about $25.
This is actually a pretty cool feature, i didn't even know it existed until I was looking for a solution to advertise a subnet (prefix in BGP talk), only if a certain condition existed. This is exactly what conditional advertisements does
j ai une question j ai achete un routeur cisco 887VA-k9 , je le configuré avec la configuration ci- dessous
si je le lier avec mon pc portable sur l un de ses ports directement ça marche toute est bien ( la connexion internet + m...
Attached policy provides CLI access to the Cisco 4G router over text messaging. Two files are in the attached .tar file:
2. PDF with instructions on how to load and use the .tcl file.