USB to serial adapters

Modern workstations do not have COM ports these days. So if you need to configure something like Brocade SAN switch which has RS-232 connector you need to use USB to serial adapater. One example of such device is ST-Lab U-224. It has USB connector on one end to plug it into a workstation and COM connector on the other end to join it with a console cable.

To start using it you need to install a driver which you can get from the manufacturer site. Then you will find a COM port under Ports (COM an LPT) in Device Manager. Use this port number to connect to your device with PuTTY or whatever terminal you use.


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