Is the Cisco console cable proprietary, or is it interchangeable with other switch equipment like HP's?
The Cisco Console cable is a rollover cable that has an RJ45 connector at one end and RS232 connector at the other end.
On most HP ProCurve's the console port is a an RS-232 port. You may need to change the RJ45 end with an adapter. It's setup, like Cisco is standardized to 8N1.
To have Serial port not move around like it does usually when you plug in the USB Serial adapter change the
This will lock in the com port that the USB Serial Adapter to one COM Port.
Mr. Allen, I owe you a *few* beers if this actually works. I struggled with this and Allen Bradley's RSLogix/RSLinx for YEARS.
Does the hex value = the COM port # to lock it to? or just lock it as it sits?