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rj45 to rj45 console cable

Hi i want to connect a Macbook pro using a rj45 to rj45 console cable to set up a switch but i don't know what to do and no information about it online only about usb. Can anyone help? Thanks

 

 

 

 

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VIP Purple

If you have a MacBook Pro,

If you have a MacBook Pro, you don't have a serial port. And you can't connect an Ethernet-Port to the serial-port of the switch. You need:

  1. An USB-to-Serial-Adapter (something like this)
  2. A regular Console-cable (the blue one that perhaps came with your switch)

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HI i have this cable and its

HI i have this cable and its a console cable i just don't know how to set it up in terminal. http://www.amazon.co.uk/StarTech-Cisco-Console-Rollover-Cable/dp/B004Z9YG5W/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1413580192&sr=8-2&keywords=rj45+to+rj45+console+cable . Thanks

 

VIP Purple

That's just a console-cable.

That's just a console-cable. You have to connect it to a serial port on your computer. For a MacBookPro you need something like that this: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Plugable-Adapter-Prolific-PL2303HX-Chipset/dp/B00425S1H8/ref=pd_sim_computers_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1SFDM07E5GZ3G5V86983


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Hi that works in a pc without

Hi that works in a pc without serial port too? thanks

VIP Purple

Yes, just make sure that the

Yes, just make sure that the Chip that is used in the adapter is supported for the OS you are using.


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ok thanks

ok thanks

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