MacBook Pro & USB Serial in Mountain Lion

I treated myself to a mac. The trouble is how do you connect it to a Cisco router or network device?

Putty is a Windows application and SecureCRT as much as I like it has a price tag. However, if you go through the pain of finding the right drivers as I did with a Lindy serial to USB cable and then connect the cable and open a terminal session:

ls /dev/tty.*

and the output will be along the lines of those below:





If you use the screen command as shown below:

screen /dev/tty.usbserial


Your pretty much onto the console. I will admit that finding the drivers was a pain in the rear and over 2 – 3 hours, I had installed about 5 versions before finding one that worked.




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