How do I know if my serial adapter card is working?
I'm not quite sure if I worded the title correctly, but here's my issue: I want to connect to a heavy duty Cisco router (not quite sure what model, but its an older one) using a USB to serial adapter on my Linux netbook. The netbook has a few USB 2.0 ports and a 10/100 Ethernet port.
I plugged the adapter in, loaded the modules for it, opened up putty, configured the baud rate, flow control, told it to use /dev/ttyUSB0, etc... pressed connect, and .......... nothing. I found a thing saying to use "sudo screen /dev/ttyUSB0" but that didn't do squat. I even tried a total shot in the dark by plugging the rollover cable directly into my RJ-45 port and sending the putty connection through eth0 (though I was posative that wasn't going to work, and it didnt).
Any ideas to get my Linux book connected to the cisco routers?