[c-nsp] ASR920 "console" port....ugh

Nathan Ward cisco-nsp at daork.net
Sat Jan 16 02:57:33 EST 2016

> On 16/01/2016, at 20:54, Gert Doering <gert at greenie.muc.de> wrote:
> Hi,
> On Sat, Jan 16, 2016 at 08:50:49PM +1300, Nathan Ward wrote:
>> Hi, there is both a USB signalled console port, and an RS232 console. 
>> The RS232 console uses a USB style connector, which is very, very poor. 
> Is that the "EIA console" port?  On an USB A-type connector?


Check out "Figure 1-2 Front Panel of Cisco ASR-920-12CZ-D Router” on this page:

"Console port (TIA/EIA-232F)” is RS232 on a USB connector.
"Auxiliary Console port” is also RS232 on a USB connector.

The only USB signalled ports are down the other end of the router.

>> Cisco sell a cable that gives you an RJ45 RS232, it???s just wires, no active components in there.
> From the description I assumed that this would be some sort of standard
> USB RS232 cable, but what you write scares me deeply…

Yeah, it’s naff. Really, really, naff.

Nathan Ward

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