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How to use a MAC for connecting through the console port ?

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I have a MAc book air with OS x 10.7.5,

I bought the adapter usb to serial port, but the drivers that come with it are for Windos , I am stuck .

No idea what to do for using the mack for connect to the console port of my cisco labs routers.

Please any idea of what to do would be graet .


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There's a new Mac app called Serial available on the App Store. Full disclosure- I wrote it. We got tired of having to find and install drivers for different serial adapters and devices we have here in order to administer Cisco switches, so we wrote our own terminal that uses its own built-in drivers for the most common chipsets available. There's a free demo available.

Also, as of Mac OS X 10.9, Apple began shipping their own FTDI driver. So, if you're using a USB-serial adapter that uses the FTDI chipset (many of the higher-end adapters do), you don't need to worry about installing drivers and can use the built-in screen command in the Terminal to access serial ports.

Thanks for your time answering my questions

I will give it a try.



Nice tool... but for 30 euros I think I´ll stick to the instructions provided by John here below :)

Ok.. This software rocks. Just tried it and it found the USB-Serial adapter and boom. took I think 60 secs..

Yeap, this worked. Thanks mate, you deserve all of the 5 stars I gave u :D

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