Connecting to console

To connect to a Cisco console, you need the console cable. If you computer doesn’t have a serial port, you will also need a USB to Serial converter.

Under debian, minicom can be used to connect.

$ sudo apt-get install minicom
$ sudo minicom -s

> select "Serial port setup"
> Serial device: /dev/ttyUSB0
> Bps/Par/Bits: 9600 8N1
> save as dfl

$ sudo usermod -aG dialout <your user>

> now log out and in again

$ minicom
> Hit enter once, the "Switch>" prompt will pop up.