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putty as an alternative to hyperterminal

New laptop’s don’t come with Serial connection anymore.   That’s a problem if your studying/configuring cisco routers.   Cisco can only configured with console cable.

I searched ebay and found the RS232 to USB converter but, the driver that comes with it is not working.

I seeked help from all friendly google for the driver and found one that works for me.

Now that I installed the driver, I can now proceed with my study.

I’m going to use putty instead of hyperterminal (windows vista and windows 7 does not have hyperterminal).  Below are the procedures on how I configured putty to access my cisco router.

Plug your console cable to cisco router and the RS232 (female) to RS232 (male) of converter and plug the USB in your laptop.  Now, you have to check the communication port number from Computer Management (Start –> Control Panel –> Administrative Tools –> Computer Management –> Device Manager and look at Port (COM & LPT).

Open putty and configure:

a.  Select Serial from Connection Type
b.  Specify the COM Port number in Serial line, check the Com port from above.
c.  Speed should be 9600

d.  Click on Serial from Category to configure additional Options
e.  Flow Control should be None.

f.  Click on Window from Category and change the line of scroll back.  I use 500,000

g.  Go back to Session and save the configuration

Now, power your router and click Open (putty).

Wait for the magic to happen.

Viola!  You have your router console terminal.

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    July 19, 2012 at 12:15 am

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  5. March 13, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    Free versions of SimpleTerm is also an excellent alternative for serial com port test and debug.

  6. July 9, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

  7. July 11, 2014 at 8:50 pm

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    feel I would by no means understand. It kind of feels too complicated and very broad for me.
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