How to use an usb-to-serial on a Macbook Pro for configuring a Cisco device

Today I was wondering how to get a cisco console cable working on a Macbook Pro. Well after installing the driver ( downloaded from apple.com/support ( the PL2303 driver ) i could user my usb-to-serial.

now I connected my light blue console cable.

The following thing I had to do was:

use the command: ls -l /dev/tty.*

output

Fred-MacBook-Pro:~ fdj$ ls -l /dev/tty.*
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel   11,   4  8 jul 21:13 /dev/tty.Bluetooth-Modem
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel   11,   2  8 jul 21:13 /dev/tty.Bluetooth-PDA-Sync
crw-rw-rw-  1 root  wheel   11,   0  8 jul 21:23 /dev/tty.PL2303-00001004

use the following ommand:

Fred-MacBook-Pro:~ fdj$ screen /dev/tty.PL2303-00001004 9600

you can now use your console cable to configure your device with the terminal program on your macbook pro. When you want to quit the Console session you have to do the folloing
ctrl+a ctrl+\
You get the following answer and answer with yes.
Really quit and kill all your windows [y/n]

y

2 thoughts on “How to use an usb-to-serial on a Macbook Pro for configuring a Cisco device

  1. Hi, I installed driver on my macbook pro, but I can´t see /dev/tty.usbxxxxx. However if check System Profiler and I can see usb-to-serial info, beside I check Proxxx.kext file under /System/Library/Extensions.

    Can I do something else??
    Br

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