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USB to Serial for Rollover?

Discussion in 'Networks & Internet Connectivity' started by Ricochet J, 26 Jul 2006.

  1. Ricochet J


    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,906

    Hi there. I have a new computer with no serial ports, however I have a Cisco 2501 sitting beside me which I want to configure using a rollover cable.

    If I buy a USB to Serial converter and attatch the rollover cable through either DB9 adapter or the more common whole cable which has the serial pins on it already can I expect it to work?

    Thanks :)
  2. Phemo


    Joined: 6 May 2004

    Posts: 5,574

    Location: Portsmouth

    Yes a USB serial adapter will work. I have to use one myself for configuring my NetScreen firewall and various other networking kit.
  3. Ricochet J


    Joined: 29 Jun 2004

    Posts: 12,906

    Thanks mate. I just wanted to be sure if there were any problems.
    Do I need to do anything hardware wise or just plug and play?
  4. oddjob62


    Joined: 8 Nov 2002

    Posts: 9,128

    Location: NW London

    Might need drivers for the converter... but that should come with the device.
  5. bigredshark

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    Joined: 30 Jun 2005

    Posts: 9,516

    Location: London Town!

    a lot of the convertors don't come with drivers and there isn't a standard one i seems, i use a few different ones at work as my laptop has no serial and theyall have different drivers...what a pain!