Hi all I bought a new laptop two months ago. I made a mistake thinking it has a DB9 Com port. I configure Cisco devices on a daily basis. I use both telnet and console port. The problem is, my laptop does NOT have a DB9 port. I tried one of those usb-to-db9 converters. It did not work too well as it sends random characters to the router/switch/pix/asa causing it to freak out. Are there any alternative options I can try? I was looking at the PCMCIA DB9 expansion card earlier. Do you guys think that will work? Laptop docking station is definitely not an option as I carry my laptop around. Thank you all.