Got a used Cisco Catalyst 2960G-24TC-L switch for studying networking and having a fundamental issue. As I new to networking, I'm trying to figure out what type of cable I need to use for connecting between the switch and my laptop.
The switch has an RJ45 type for a console port and I plugged a CAT5 cable into it and on the other end, I have a RJ45 to USB. Connected the USB end to my laptop. I'm running a CentOS 7 and tried
demsg /dev | grep tty
and I get a ttyS0 as the output. Further, I tried,
screen /dev/ttyS0 9600
I get a blank screen with a flashing cursor. Nothing happens when I hit enter.
Any idea what might be going on here? Should I be going with RJ45 console to DB9 and then DB9 to USB?