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ICX switch console connection via USB-C cable

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I am attempting to make a console connection to my ICX7150 switch, via these instructions. I am using an M1 Mac with only USB-C ports, so I am trying to use a USB-C to USB-C cable to make the console connection. However, my Mac does not recognize that any USB device is even connected when I plug the USB-C cable into the switch and into my laptop. 

I do not understand why it would be the case that the USB cable must be USB-C to USB-A, but is that true? All the instructional documents say the computer-end of the cable should be USB-A, but I don't understand why a USB-C cable wouldn't work. Is there anything I can do, or do I need to use a USB-C to USB-A cable? If so, would it then work with a USB-A to USB-C adapter, or do I need to get a laptop with a native USB-A port?