Not sure if this topic or question has been asked before but if I was to buy a 2019 top spec macbook pro, would instill be able to connect to Cisco devices, I'll be running windows on it as well but the macbook pro only has USB c connectors and so I'm worried if I get and adaptor and maybe try to connect to a switch or something with a console cable and it won't work

Looking forward to your thoughts, I'm also open to other top spec windows devices.

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    There are many USB to serial adapters. Pick one that’s compatible with your Mac
    – Ron Trunk
    Oct 10, 2019 at 20:46
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I've been using usb-serial adapters with PL2303 chipsets for ages. They work fine on Mac. On my latest Macbook Air I've been using a cheap USB-C to all sorts of connections box (HDMI, USB-3, RJ45, VGA, etc), no issues with connecting to serial ports on various brands of devices so far.

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