troubleshooting Question

How to telnet to computer and access switch configuration via serial port?

Avatar of thomaswwilliams
thomaswwilliams asked on
NetworkingMicrosoft Server OS
15 Comments1 Solution1090 ViewsLast Modified:
I have one server in my small network at home that has multiple purposes, one of which is to configure my Cisco router and Asante switch via serial ports. My goal is to be able to access the configuration for both my router and my switch from another room in the house. I can access my Cisco router configuration via telnet directly to the router, but the switch does not have that capability. The only way to access the configuration for the switch is via the serial console port. Is there any way to telnet into the machine whose serial port is connected to the switch and access it that way? I know that VNC is a viable option, but I don't want it to be graphical, only command-line. I just need an application that I can run on the server over telnet that basically does what hyperterminal does. The machine is running NT Server 4.0, latest SP. Thanks.
Join the community to see this answer!
Join our exclusive community to see this answer & millions of others.
Unlock 1 Answer and 15 Comments.
Join the Community
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 1 Answer and 15 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros