When accessing a serial connection I only get random numbers and characters: http://i.imgur.com/NsGIamE.png The manual for the piece of hardware I am trying to access says following about the connection:

Connect serial port to a PC through null modem cable (RXD / TXD crossed over). Set terminal emulator to 115200 8N1.

The adapter I am using is from Logilink using the Prolific drivers and for the connection I am using putty. The correct speed and bits/parity are set and I turned flow control off.

Do the numbers mean I got a straight cable instead of a crossover one or is something else wrong?


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Turns out at that the cable was somehow faulty. Using RealTerm I was able to determine that the signal was not stable. Fixed the cable and now the console displays properly.

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