(Very) Brief Backstory: I want to make a console server, I want to plug in multiple USB-9 pin Serial adapters to a USB hub, and then connect the serial ports to console ports on Cisco Router/Switches. I can use netcat to telnet to various ports on the pi, to access the various console ports (for my homelab, in case I screw up the config on a router or switch, and can't telnet to it normally)
Right now I just have one USB-Serial adapter plugged directly into the Raspberry Pi. (Well I have two, I have tried them both, same issue)
Right now, I am using Minicom to connect to the serial device.
If I do a show ip int brief command, the output I get is garbage http://i.imgur.com/9kL7QLs.jpg
For those not familiar with Cisco IOS, it should be a nicely formed table, something like this: http://salopek.eu/repository/blog/6-9.png
I am pretty sure I have Minicom configured correctly.
Raspberry Pi: Model B
OS: Raspbian Wheezy
USB Serial Adapter: ID 067b:2303 Prolific Technology, Inc. PL2303 Serial Port
The USB adapter works flawlessly under windows. so I don't think there is any fault with it. Is it possible to update the driver? How do I go about doing that?