[AusNOG] Favourite USB to serial adapter cable

Alexander Neilson alexander at neilson.net.nz
Sun Jan 4 17:09:48 EST 2015

I have a big +1 on this.

I have one per computer in my bags, plus I have one air console unit that follows me in my bags.

The longer cable can also be used with the air console to help reach a further away power supply / better signal location.

Driver built into MacOSX and also works with windows think driver built in here too (yes I have the big mac bite), and linux

I just like it as its direct usb with only a slight bulge (so not great for very tight ports) but it works right through as a single cable at a very good price. (and it ships from their Auckland warehouse so can be very very quick delivery in NZ - and probably AUS)

The chip used inside seems to be a fairly widely used one with very good stability on all OS’s that I know of. (I have never experienced a crash or lockup with it despite use in Mac and Windows and including pulling it out middle of use so seems rock solid to me and I tend to torture things.


Alexander Neilson
Neilson Productions Limited

alexander at neilson.net.nz
+64 21 329 681
+64 22 456 2326

> On 4/01/2015, at 6:00 pm, Tim Raphael <raphael.timothy at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://www.get-console.com/shop/en/usb-to-serial-cables/57-usb-serial-cable-rj45-180cm.html <http://www.get-console.com/shop/en/usb-to-serial-cables/57-usb-serial-cable-rj45-180cm.html>
> Haven’t let me down yet! Drivers work on just about anything.
> -Tim
>> On 4 Jan 2015, at 12:51 pm, Radek Tkaczyk <radek at tkaczyk.id.au <mailto:radek at tkaczyk.id.au>> wrote:
>> Hi Guys,
>> What are people’s preferred USB to serial adapter cable to use with Cisco console cables these days? I have tried many over the years, and they are either unreliable, have driver issues, or blue screen Windows too frequently.
>> Don’t care about price – just want the most reliable one out there – Windows preferred, but if it works with Mac too that’s a bonus.
>> Thanks
>> Radek
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