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Solution for console connection via notebook w/ no serial port?

I would like to hear what is the best solution for consoling to a router/switch via a notebook with no serial port. I know there are USB to DB9 adapters (see link below) but I have heard that there are issues with sending the BREAK signal with these. Also, I have heard mention of PCMCIA adapters for this use. Can anyone make any recommendations or does Cisco have an official solution for this that I just haven't seen yet? Many thanks to you all.

link:< http://cyberguys.com/cgi-bin/sgin0101.exe?UID=2003021718435978&GEN6=00&GEN9=5CG01&FNM=00&T1=104+0475&UREQA=1&UREQB=2&UREQC=3&UREQD=4 > (url may wrap)

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Re: Solution for console connection via notebook w/ no serial po

Hi, just some info:

The group where I belong to are using notebook PCs with USB to DB9 adapter

to configure routers and switches, not only in the field but also here at the

office. Luckily, maybe, we haven't encountered such problems before.

I'm using an eXtreme USB (URS-03) adapter. USB to DB9 adapters might

not be the best solution but I believe it is more convenient.

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Re: Solution for console connection via notebook w/ no serial po

Brandon,

If you would rather not deal with USB to Serial, you can always go with a Socket IO PCMCIA card. When I was a test engineer for AirTouch Cellular (now Verizon) our team used these cards to control phones and test equipment without a hitch.

Here is their link:

http://www.socketcom.com/product/serial.asp

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