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> I got a new laptop which doesnt have any serial port, so I am wondering what
> would be the best solution if I want to do a console connection using the
> switch serial port.
Four solutions come to mind. From the easiest to most complex, they are:
1) usb to serial adapter if your laptop has usb
2) buy a pcmcia serial card (probably the simplest next to the usb solution)
3) buy a serial to ethernet device to plug into the switch, something
like a digi realport.(www.digi.com)- basically a serial to telnet
converter. you plug this digi realport into the switches serial port,
plug the laptop into the ethernet on the digi, and tlenet from your PC
4) buy a uart, crystal, etc., a soldering iron, scematics for your