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By   WirelessPhreak      Sunday, April 21, 2013      Labels: ,  

Bluetooth Serial Adapter (set up)

Working in a data center allot of the time you are bouncing from one pice of equipment to another. Plugged into a console-port buried in a cabinet or behind cabling impossible to get to. So I thought I would share my wireless serial setup.

Most new laptops do not have the DB-9 serial ports of yesteryear,  and managing network equipment often times requires that old school 9600 Baud serial connection. So here are the components I used to set up my own bluetooth serial rig.

If you are weary as I was don't worry. I have been using mine for almost a year now and it works great. In fact it has worked on devices that my USB serial adapter wouldn't , i.e. Cisco CSS. I have used it with a MacBook Pro running OSX 10.6 & 10.7, as well as Windows 7 with no problems. I have found it to be a little bit more stable in OSX, I think because Windows 7 Bluetooth can be kind of finicky. Let me know if you have a different Bluetooth serial setup and I will add a link.

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