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How to configure a Mac for a Keyspan USB-to-serial cable

How to configure a Mac for a Keyspan USB-to-serial cable

  1. Install the latest driver from Keyspan:
    http://www.keyspan.com/downloads/homepage_pn_usa19hs.spml

  2. Open up a terminal window. Type:

    ls -lt /dev/tty* | head

    This will list your ports:

    rw--w----   1 normandeau  tty     16,   1 Feb 21 17:30 /dev/ttys001
    crw-rw-rw- 1 root wheel 9, 12 Feb 21 17:30 /dev/tty.USA19H3d1P1.1
    crw--w---- 1 normandeau tty 16, 2 Feb 21 17:14 /dev/ttys002

    The keyspan serial port is /dev/tty.USA19H3d1P1.1

  3. Use the unix "cu or minicom" command to communicate with the NetRS (like hyperterminal):

    cu -l /dev/tty.USA19H3d1P1.1 -s115200

    or

    minicom -s (then setup minicom to your serial port)

    If you do not have minicom you can get it here:
    http://mac.softpedia.com/progDownload/Minicom-Download-25366.html

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