Connect to your router/switch via USB to SERIAL cabel on linux

user@computer# tail -f /var/log/messages

connect USB to SERIAL cable to your network device and to your computer. turn on network device, and locate port (mine is ttyUSB0)

[ 3201.770270] usb 7-1: new full speed USB device using uhci_hcd and address 2
[ 3201.934529] usb 7-1: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
[ 3202.360357] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial
[ 3202.360391] USB Serial support registered for generic
[ 3202.360484] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbserial_generic
[ 3202.360491] usbserial: USB Serial Driver core
[ 3202.373747] USB Serial support registered for pl2303
[ 3202.373815] pl2303 7-1:1.0: pl2303 converter detected
[ 3202.385706] usb 7-1: pl2303 converter now attached to ttyUSB0

user@computer# aptitude install minicom
user@computer# sudo minicom -s

go to Serial port setup, press A and change Serial Device (in my case it’s /dev/ttyUSB0).
now, press E and change Bps/Par/Bits to 9600 8N1.
Choose Save setup as df1, and then Exit.

voila! you’re connected 🙂

for extra configuration, you can edit /etc/minicom/minicom.users or simply use man minicom.