I am trying to configure a Cisco (small business 300) via serial port. I read here: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/6130/use-screen-as-a-terminal-emulator-to-connect-to-serial-consoles
That I can use screen to connect to the switch, but when I try the command
screen /dev/ttyUSB0 9600
All I get is a bunch of weird characters.
The gear is connected via a Logilink serial-usb adapter. I had found the name of the chip in that, but now I can't seem to find it again.
This is on Debian 7.0, but I have tried it on a Linux Mint as well. Didn't work either.
Tried minicom first, didn't work. Which was why I turned to Google and found the above site. It seems to work well with screen though, meaning I have just tried it on a windows 7+putty with the newest drivers and it produces the exact same output as with screen. So I am starting to think the damn dongle might be broken.