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I am sure you guys know that in the field it is common to configure CISCO routers and switches off a laptop (using some form of a serial port wether it is a modified USB or some other adapter). I ask if Macbook Pros or other Apple laptops are working out for this. I need to get a laptop to do this and I would like the laptop to be one running an Apple OS. Any old Windows based laptop will work (Dells with serial ports are popular) but I have always wanted a Mac.

I googled this question and I was pulling up threads from 2003, nothing current so I had to make a thread.

Edit: Perhaps I also should have an older Dell for work in the field as I really would not want to trash a Macbook Pro. I am sure I could find something windows based with a serial port for 2-300 on ebay but it would only be a work tool.
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For SSH sessions you can use the terminal as SSH support is built into OSX.
If you want to use a usb to serial adapter there is a program called ZTerm you can try.

Don't ask me how to set all that up as I don't own a mac and found this info by googling haha.
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i would not know what you would use to config a cisco router in or on an apple product....... in windows i normaly use xp with putty. then do txt editing and config....


maybe try terminal and do it that way....
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