Chad Waters on 6 Apr 2017 19:23:49 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] slightly OT, learning cisco, serial cable

Its not presumptuous: they come with every cisco device, we throw them out at work. I'm not near university city though.  I'm sure someone near you works at a cisco shop.

They are cheap:

Or easy to make:

minicom works great, BTW. good luck.

On Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 9:56 PM, Michael Lazin <> wrote:
I am the proud new owner of a cisco switch and router that were up for grabs on this list.  I got them so I can learn the os because I am always interested in learning new things.  I also thought I'd let my girlfriend play around with it because she has some interest in networking.  I googled how to connect to it and apparently you need a cable to connect the ethernet port to the serial port on your PC.  If it's not to presumptuous is there anyone in the university city area that might have such a cable for cheap or for free?  

Also, does anyone have suggestions on resources on learning more about this gear?  I found some documentation on using minicom on ubuntu to connect so that will be my starting point.  Thanks, 

Michael Lazin

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