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I own a router, to configure it you need to connect to it through the serial port.
My laptop lacks a serial port and therefore i am forced to use a usb->serial adapter. The problem is that minicom hangs at 'Initilizing modem' and there is no getting out of it, a hard reset is the only way. Freebsd recognizes the serial adapter.

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Have you tried tip? tip uses the /etc/remote file. You just copy an entry give it a new name and change the value of the dv to the device name of your usb->serial adapter.
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Freebsd recognizes the serial adapter.
Can you give a hint what model/chipset your adapter is/uses? I also need to get one of these but I don't have a clue what is supported by freebsd, neither how to find out which adapter is using what kind of chipset.
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Can you give a hint what model/chipset your adapter is/uses? I also need to get one of these but I don't have a clue what is supported by freebsd, neither how to find out which adapter is using what kind of chipset.
Fortunately most USB serial adaptors are CDC(Communications Device Class) compliant..
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In minicom's config, remove the initialization string. As this isn't a modem, it doesn't need to be "initialized."

I too connect to my router/firewall through minicom/serial, however I have a system that's old enough and has a serial port, so no USB->serial for me.
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In minicom's config, remove the initialization string. As this isn't a modem, it doesn't need to be "initialized."

I too connect to my router/firewall through minicom/serial, however I have a system that's old enough and has a serial port, so no USB->serial for me.

Just the initialization string or all the dialing strings as well?

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Have you tried tip? tip uses the /etc/remote file. You just copy an entry give it a new name and change the value of the dv to the device name of your usb->serial adapter.
Tip also gets stuck with the messege 'connected'
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Is it supported by the uplcom driver?
Edit: my adapter freezed the system without loading uplcom.ko but your adapter is already recognized so I don't think it's the same problem...

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It is probably just a shitty adapter, it wont work on my other FreeBSD machine either. But if i remove the usb->serial adapter and connect it directly to the serial port it will....
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From my experience, the prolific PL-2303 chipset worked perfectly on this kind of adapters.
Maybe you can try buying something based on it.

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I use cu for mine... maybe worth a try?
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