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How do I connect to stuff with serial ports, like managed Switches, nice routers, Packeteers...
I have the proper cable for switches that I got from the people that work with networking all day, but how do I connect to them, what software do I need, how do I use it.
I have looked for this and it seems like an easy enough task, but I cant find this information anywhere.

Right now I want to find out the IP to a packeteer in order to use its web interface.
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Assuming you have the right cable, connect it from the switch to the serial port of your computer and connect to it using a program such as the built-in Hyper Terminal located in Windows. If not installed, usually all programs/accessories/communications, then you need to add with add remove programs, windows components, communications. Once installed run the progam and connect to the device using com1
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THANK YOU

I have been looking all over for that, but could not find it.
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I found it on windows server 2003, but how do I get this on windows XP?
Communications doesn't appear in the add/remove windows components and I looked around but did not find it.
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No problem. You are right some of the simple things are harder to find. If you cannot connect or get garbage in the display you may have to tweek the "emulations" settings.
Thanks Titanium_Sniper.
Cheers !
--Rob

ps- you can also usually use telnet

Just refreshed and saw your 2nd post. Surprised not there but you should be able to download free version from:
http://www.hilgraeve.com/htpe/index.html
This is the same Hyper terminal. Often windows will take you here for uogrades.
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thanks, got it
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