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Map the console output of a router on GNS3 to a COM Port
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Author:  slayernoah [ Wed May 07, 2014 8:22 am ]
Post subject:  Map the console output of a router on GNS3 to a COM Port

When a router is configured on GNS3 and started, it is possible to access the console output of the router by right clicking a router -> and then clicking Console

I need to be able to map this output to a virtual COM port (serial port) on the physical workstation. So that I can use terminal emulation software such as HyperTerminal to connect to the router as if it were plugged into a COM port of the workstation.

I need to be able to do this as a part of a project I am doing so that I don't need physical routers to demonstrate my project.

Appriciate any suggestions on how I could do this. Thank you for your time!

Author:  jacobleemccoy [ Wed May 07, 2014 3:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Map the console output of a router on GNS3 to a COM Port

slayernoah,
Is the end goal just to be able to use third party emulation software (Hyperterm in your case) to access the consoles of you GNS3 routers? (GNS3 running on the same PC as the terminal emulator?) That is a easy solution I can help you with.

If the "requirement" is to use the COM port we may have to look higher up in the GNS3 knowledge base then myself.

Here is a screen shot of using Hyperterm to access the console of your Router.

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Author:  slayernoah [ Thu May 08, 2014 6:03 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Map the console output of a router on GNS3 to a COM Port

Yes you are right. The end goal is to access GNS3 routers using Hyperterminal or similar.

Yesterday I was doing some research and was able to find a way.

In case anyone finds it useful, I have posted my solution to the StackExchange question I posted. Link: http://networkengineering.stackexchange.com/questions/7770


Thanks for your time. If you have any suggestions or improvements to this, please let me know. Thanks!

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