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Gobook IX250 whats the 9 pin male serial port for.Is it a com port like a usb?

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Hi. I use the 9 pin port with a Cisco rollover cable to access the console port of routers and switches. Using a terminal emulation program such as HyperTerminal. It allows me to configure the routers and switches. I believe that it can also be used to connect to old modems. I hope this helps, Nelson McKinnon.

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