How to console into router with MacBook Pro
Posted 19 August 2011 - 05:24 PM
Posted 12 October 2011 - 12:44 PM
Not sure if you've found this or not yet Nate, but I was in the same boat. It sounds like you're using Lion on the MBP. Here's a link to the installer for an updated driver, worked like a champ on my MB Air.
Posted 05 November 2011 - 12:44 AM
With Serial ports so uncommon these days I'm surprised there isn't a single cable solution.
There probably are people peddling USB-->serial Adapters with RJ45 connectors instead of DB9 but they're probably expensive.
If you're sure you'll never need the DB9 and the wild entanglement of cables bothers you, just clip it off and crimp your own...
Posted 09 December 2011 - 12:49 PM
hahaha what a old post
you need to download and install the driver for the usb to sr cable, after that, you should see a device like /dev/tty.usbblabla, you can do "ls /dev/tty.*" to see the change after you install the driver.
When you have the device listed, you can just input the command "screen /dev/tty.usbblabalblblbl 9600"
Done, you don't need any third party terminal apps, the Terminal.app is the best one
Hope this would help most of the network/macbook guys.
Might be an old post, but very relevant to what I needed to get done (console to Cisco gear).
Great response BellZhu. I acquired a CP-US-03 USB adapter from cptechusa.com, downloaded the driver from their support page, install/reboot, and (in my case) opened the terminal and typed "screen /dev/tty.usbserial 9600", just as you directed. Works great!
Thank you very much!
I know this is an old post but i just thought i would update it with my experience to possibly help someone who might land here from a google search ....
I'm using the Gigaware 6ft USB - Serial that I bought at radioshack ... i downloaded a generic serial driver from http://sourceforge.n...latest/download and it wouldnt work with my new macbook pro ... after much puzzlement I rebooted to the 32 bit kernel (default is the 64 bit kernel on new macs) and only in the 32 bit kernel did the driver show up as ...
and since im using this to connect to a cisco 5505 firewall i just typed
screen /dev/tty.PL2303-000013FA 9600
and away i went ... hope this save someone the 3 hours of searching and playing around i spent
This post has been edited by sbditto85: 09 December 2011 - 12:50 PM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:09 PM
I am using a serial to usb part# CP-US-03. I downloaded the drivers from cptechusa.com but after installing them, the device still doesn't show up under /dev/tty*
I am on Mountain Lion - 10.8.2 - and have been on at least 10.8 since I got a Mac (which was recently). I tried installing the drivers both in 32 and 64 bit mode - I guess they are simply not supported in Mountain Lion.
So my question is: Does anyone have newer drivers that work in Mountain Lion with this part number? If not, what adapters do you guys use with Mountain Lion in 64 bit mode? I don't mind buying a new adapter - as long as I know that I won't have to spend 2-3 hours messing around with stuff. I would rather not have to boot up in 32 bit mode when I use it because I need to have a VM running all the time and this is going to screw up the VM. Not to mention that having to reboot defeats the purpose of getting a new device - my current cp-us-03 thing works on my windows virtual machine anyway.