I was kinda surprise that HyperTerminal is not available anymore in Windows Vista. No problem, I rebooted my notebook to Ubuntu and fire-up minicom.
- By default, minicom is not installed in Ubuntu, so you need to install it first.
sudo apt-get install minicom
- Find the name of your Serial Port
dmesg | grep tty
In the output look for something like “tty”. The output in my case is like this:
This means the device correspond to my serial port is ttyS0.
$ dmesg | grep tty
[ 17.341823] serial8250: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
[ 17.342454] 00:0b: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4) is a 16550A
- Configure minicom
sudo minicom -s
- Use the keyboard keys to select the menu item Serial port setup.
- Enter A to change the Serial Device to /dev/ttyS0, and then enter E to change the line speed to 9600 8N1
- Using arrow keys, select Save setup as dfl
- Select Exit from Minicom.
- Next time, from the terminal you only need to run
sudo minicomin order to access your Cisco box.
source : http://strdoc.com/comment/417