Cisco rollover cable <DB9> to a laptop that doesn't have a DB9 port, help!

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  1. evil_lbt

    evil_lbt New Member

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    Hi all

    I bought a new laptop two months ago. I made a mistake thinking it has a DB9 Com port.

    I configure Cisco devices on a daily basis. I use both telnet and console port. The problem is, my laptop does NOT have a DB9 port. I tried one of those usb-to-db9 converters. It did not work too well as it sends random characters to the router/switch/pix/asa causing it to freak out.

    Are there any alternative options I can try? I was looking at the PCMCIA DB9 expansion card earlier. Do you guys think that will work?

    Laptop docking station is definitely not an option as I carry my laptop around.

    Thank you all.
     
  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Time to buy a USB-to-serial converter.
     
  3. RiSk

    RiSk New Member

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    I know when I was having to do that, I had a Ethernet > Roll over cable for the Cisco switches.... Might look into that
     
  4. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    I use the same type of converter, but mine is made by startech.
     
  7. daviid

    daviid cell tower tech

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    you are either stuck with your usb to serial convertor or your gonna have to find a older laptop for this task
     

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