Here is a little article to come back in business with this blog.
I recently moved from PC to Mac OS X and I was a little bit bored when the time was come to connect my console cable and starts configuring some routers (specifically the INE Lab for my CCIE prep that I will detail later on) :) If you read this article, you are probably in the same situation as me, here is a bunch of what I found everywhere around the Web, but centralized here for you folks.
Use this great blog post from Mark Holloway, everything is here, how-to download the drivers & connect throught the console cable : http://www.markholloway.com/blog/?p=495
MacBook-Pro-de-Benoit::~ benoit$ls -la /dev/tty.* crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 18, 2 Sep 20 22:22 /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Modem crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 18, 0 Sep 20 22:22 /dev/tty.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 18, 32 Sep 22 16:11 /dev/tty.PL2303-00002626
/dev/tty.PL2303-00002626 is the IOGEAR USB to Serial Adapter
How to connect on USB-to-RS232 console from the OS X terminal
Without installing any other tool, you can use the native screen command.
MacBook-Pro-de-Benoit::~ benoit$ screen /dev/tty.PL2303-00002626 Press RETURN to get started. CCIE-Terminal-server>enable Password:
Some useful Keyboard shortcuts for networkers Some times, you’ll need to add /1200 for some devices, if the connection doesn’t negociate correctly (you’ll see some strange characters..) or to perform BREAK commands, as you can see in the article of Mr. Holloway.
This command is useful when you use terminal server and whant to switch from different Switch/routers and keeping the sessions opened. First, if you use a french keyboard, please switch to US keyboard as this shortcut work only in this mode..
Then use CTRL+SHIFT+6 x
This article is now over, but don’t hesitate to post comments with the keyboard shortcut you use.. etc. I’ll edit this post later with them.