Original computing articles by a systems administrator

Monthly Archives: August 2008

How-To: Connecting to a CISCO Router Console Port with USB and Linux

I was lucky enough to be loaned a couple of CISCO 1720 routers by my office today. Connecting to them was pretty straight forward. What you will need: 1. A roll-over cable (aka Cisco Console Cable). These are usually RJ-45 on the router side and serial on the PC side. 2. If your computer doesn’tContinue Reading