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mini USB cable to Cisco C3750X switch console port

I noticed there's a mini USB port on our C3750X switch labelled
as "Console".

I used my Samsung (& Nokia's as well) phone's mini USB cable to
plug into this port on the switch with the other end of the USB
cable plugged into my Win XP SP3 laptop

Windows reported Cisco USB/serial cable detected & prompted
to install the driver.  My laptop is connected to the internet but
after searching for a while, it could not find/install any driver.

Without any driver installed, I got a blank screen when I used a
terminal emulation software (putty) to connect to Com3:
Typing "at" or "atdt" returns OK but I don't get the usual Cisco
IOS or CatOS response.

Where can I get this driver or what do I need to do to be able
to console into the switch using the mini USB console port?
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sunhux
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sunhux
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TobiasCommented:
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
Looks like I'll need a login id.  Must I have a Cisco TAC account
to login & download?

Someone give me this file, is this the one:
15,045,453 Cisco_usbconsole_driver_3_1.zip

Refer to attached: I've a screen shot of the above
zip file.  So do I just run setup32.exe on my Win XP
SP3 ?  Think my laptop is 32 bit
CiscoUSBDrvr.doc
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sunhuxAuthor Commented:
One other question that I've always wanted to ask:
how do I find out if it's com1, com2, com3, ......,
that I'll need to set in putty/Hypterminal?

Instead of trying out one by one (sometimes there
could be up to 8 serial com ports listed), is there a
quick way to find out the value X in comX:   ?
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BDC-NetCommented:
look in your device manager under Ports (COM & LPT). Your cable should be listed there with the (COMx) after it.
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