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Posted on 2004-04-30
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Due to some changes at our hosting center Iam no longer guranteed an in-facility terminal which I used to connect to my sun boxes 420R and  250s The terminal had all the required setup for me to do the serial console access. My question is that since many newer laptops don't have a serial port and only an USB ports how does the serial console access console workout..
Earlier older laptops/pc's had a DB9 serial port and so to connect to any of the sun boxes all I needed was a Null modem and and DB25 to DB9 serial cable, I googled on DB25 to USB serial cables and I did come across few and so would that along with Null modem work out? What are the gotchas here?

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by:tfewster
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I'm surprised that noone else has run into this problem yet;  Personally, I have no idea how you'd address the "pseudo-COM" port or set the speed on it from within Windows - You may be better off asking this question in one of the Windows channels.

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s0larisw1z earned 250 total points
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Any USB to RS232 serial adapter would work, assuming it has Win32 drivers, and will act
as a real RS232 port. Something like this would fit the bill:
http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/usb_serial.htm

As for null-modem, with the above adapter, you can use any null-modem adapter, either
on the pc end, or on the server end of the cable.
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