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Can I connect a Mac to an AP using Terminal?

I purchased a USB to serial adapter for my mac.

 

The /dev for the device is tty.usbserial-A602LJDZ.

 

$ screen /dev/tty.usbserial-A602LJDZ 9600 or 19200 (I don't remember which one our rep said speed wise) seems to want to connect, but I get an error saying that it can't be opened for R/W because the line is busy.

 

Any thoughts or tips?


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Occasional Contributor II

Re: Can I connect a Mac to an AP using Terminal?

I was able to use Terminal.

 

I ran an ls /dev/ and found the adapter was cu.usbserial-....

 

I was then able to run "screen cu-usbserial... 9600"

 

There was also a tty.usbserial..., but that device didn't work.

 

This works perfectly.

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Aruba Employee

Re: Can I connect a Mac to an AP using Terminal?

Maybe you had a previous session opened and didn't closed it correctly
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Aruba Employee

Re: Can I connect a Mac to an AP using Terminal?

Sorry for the double post. I've had problems with the pl driver previously I used this one:
http://changux.co/osx-installer-to-pl2303-serial-usb-on-osx-lio/
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Occasional Contributor II

Re: Can I connect a Mac to an AP using Terminal?

This is the first time doing this. I'm completely new to Aruba.

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Occasional Contributor II

Re: Can I connect a Mac to an AP using Terminal?

Thanks for the link. I downloaded it and ran the commands. Seemed to work. I still couldn't connect with my screen command.

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Contributor I

Re: Can I connect a Mac to an AP using Terminal?

You could try ZTerm. It hasn't been updated in years but still works great in Mountain Lion.

Also, Prolific have updated their own drivers for Mac: http://www.prolific.com.tw/US/ShowProduct.aspx?p_id=229&pcid=41

 

I forgot which driver I installed on my machine but it works well with ZTerm.

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Re: Can I connect a Mac to an AP using Terminal?

I was able to use Terminal.

 

I ran an ls /dev/ and found the adapter was cu.usbserial-....

 

I was then able to run "screen cu-usbserial... 9600"

 

There was also a tty.usbserial..., but that device didn't work.

 

This works perfectly.

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