|Topic: Quick Start Guides → Direct Serial Connections Quick Start (ZOC Online Help)|
If you want to talk to devices which are directly connected to a serial port (e.g. cisco routers, microcontrollers, etc.), select File Menu→Quick Connection. In the quick connect dialog then select Serial/Direct as the connection type.
In the Connect to field enter the text localhost or the text serial. Then click the Configure button for Serial/Direct, check Override session profile and choose a com port via the Scan button and set the serial parameters.
Alternately you can type the actual name of a com port in the Connect to field. In this case, the value will override the port which is specified by the Configure button.
Important: Do not leave the Connect to field empty. You need to provide the text localhost or the text serial or the name of a serial port there.
You can also use the host directory for these type of connections. Go to File Menu→Host Directory, click New.
Enter a name for the entry and select Serial/Direct from the
list of connection types. The Connect to field and Configure button are
used in the same way as with the Quick Connect dialog (see above).
To have ZOC learn and remember your login procedure for later automatic login (assuming the attached device requires a login), enable Record keystrokes on next login in the Login tab.
The Serial/Direct connection type is similar to Serial/Modem in many respects. However,
the main difference is that a 'connection' with Serial/Direct refers to the connection
between the computer and a local piece of equipment (e.g. a router), which is directly attached to
a local serial port or serial usb-port.
In other words, use Serial/Direct if you want to talk to the locally attached device (router, microcontroller, etc.) itself. Use Serial/Modem if the attached device is a modem which understands AT commands and which you want to use to connect to a remote computer.
More about the Serial/Direct and Serial/Modem connection types can be found in Serial/Direct
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