[TriLUG] Slightly OT: Connecting a Cisco router to a Linux box
via serial connection?
elremx2 at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 25 16:34:18 EST 2003
If it works like i think it should you probably need do connect to the
console port for initial configuration. Get a serial to ethernet
adapter to plug into the serial port on the computer. And a rollover
cable to connect to the console port. You need a terminal program to
connect through the console port. Dont know what is used with Linux but
hyperterminal is used in windoze.
use com 1 or 2
set hyperterminal to
bits per second 9600
Data bits 8
stop bits 1
flow control none
On Wed, 2003-12-24 at 09:03, Phillip Rhodes wrote:
> Hi guys, have a question for you router experts! I'm thinking about
> going for my CCNA certification, and found today that we have a spare
> (old) Cisco 1601-R laying around the office not being used. I thought
> I'd set it up in a spare cube and use it to play around with as I learn
> Cisco router stuff.
> The issue I have though, is that this Cisco box was designed strictly
> for connecting WAN -> LAN. That is, it has one Ethernet interface, and
> one serial interface only (plus a slot for an optional WAN interface card).
> So, given that, Could I possibly do a straight serial -> serial
> connection to a Linux box setup to simulate the upstream router at an
> ISP? If so, I'd appreciate any pointers on how to proceed...
> Oh, I should probably add that I'm willing to purchase either another
> WAN interface for the Cisco, and/or additional interface boards for my
> PC, if needed, assuming the price isn't outrageous.
> Some Google searching indicates that it's not easy (if possible) to
> connect the Cisco serial port to a PC serial port, due to the Cisco
> being synchronous only, and the PC asynchronous only. However, I
> understand that you can buy a synchronous serial interface board for a
> PC... so if something like this would be an option, I'd go that route
> (no pun intended), as long as it's not too expensive.
> More info is still appreciated though.. for example, if what I'm
> describing is even possible, I'd need to know what kind of board to buy
> for the PC and maybe some pointers on how to configure this setup...
> Or if it's just plain not possible, somebody please tell me so I won't
> waste time on this.
> Phillip R.
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> And when the 4th Amendment no longer protects your privacy or your stuff.
> Thank God we have the 2nd Amendment to tell our elected representatives
> that enough is enough.
> It's time to put "... from my cold, dead hands" back where it belongs.
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