Configuring Cisco 1600 series router using Powerbook running OS X 10.4

I would like to Configure my Cisco 1600 series router using my Powerbook running OS X 10.4 through the routers console port. I have connected the console cable to the ethernet port of my notebook, as it does not have a serial connection available. Will this work using this connection? Also, once I have it connected correctly, what application should I use to access the the interface of the router that will enable me to configure everything on it using the command line.

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David PiniellaCommented:
no, that won't work. you'll need a null serial cable. your powerbook won't have the serial connection, but you can get a USB-to-serial connector for pretty cheap (like 20$ US or so). Once you have that, you'll need to use a terminal emulator program (ZTERM is the program I've seen most folks use and use myself) and tell it to listen on the USB/serial connection. After that, it's like being consoled in. I suppose you could also use cu or tip, if you have them installed in your machine (they're unix programs, you'd have to configure and run them from

In any case, you'll need the usb/serial cable. here's one that I got through my employer:

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No second to doubt about the solution from dpiniella I use it myself this way works great and with ZTERM something like $100 I think.
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