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How to send data to router via serial line

by billCali / January 11, 2012 6:23 AM PST


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Re: router
by Kees_B Forum moderator / January 11, 2012 6:34 AM PST

I've never seen a router with a serial port for input, although they were rather common to access modem settings when modems weren't yet equipped with a browser interface. But those were 'normal' 9 pins serial connectors, not USB.

The problem with serial was that you to specify if it was 7 or 8 bits, and if there was a start/stop-bot and possibly a parity bit. If those settings are wrong, it didn't work.

Using a USB-to-serial connection cable, and sending a file in stead of commands from the keyboard certainly complicates things. If I were you, I'd consider to use a router that has a management page that can be accessed from a browser using a standard Ethernet-connection.


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What does this text file contain
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / January 11, 2012 8:41 AM PST

that it needs to be uploaded to the Router?

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