0

I need to connect to a single serial port over the network. I was wondering if there was a hardware device that I could connect to the port and then install a virtual COM port on a Windows box. The device would need some type of basic security - either IP filtering or authentication or both. Otherwise, I just need a basic 9600 8-N-1 connection.

2

There are tons of Serial over Ethernet devices available, with wildly varying feature sets.

Just one example for a manufacturer: http://www.perle.com/products/Serial-to-Ethernet.shtml

| improve this answer | |
  • That looks good. They have a POE option and it is a little cheaper than the Digi. – Doug Luxem Aug 4 '09 at 18:07
1

I've had good luck with the Digi Line of products. They have had decent security - at the very least user based authentication, and ssh access. I have to caveat this with i have never used there 1/2 port models just their higher end 16/32 port models so I can't speak directly to the capabilities of the smaller models.

| improve this answer | |
0

There are multiple products that will allow you to connect to console ports via terminal emulators:

Note that these products are mainly aimed at managing large numbers of devices; if you just need one connection, there may be other more cost effective alternatives.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.