[c-nsp] Serial Terminal Servers

chris tknchris at gmail.com
Tue Jun 30 14:43:19 EDT 2015

Yeah thats how I have it setup also. From what you are describing you are
only interfacing cisco gear same as we are.

 I never tried connecting a computer though.  The part im unsure of is
connecting a standard db9/rs232 device. I think its irrelevant whether the
octal cable is rj45 or db25 as long as the pins patch up, but obviously we
will need some kind of adapter I think either cisco console rj45 -> db9
female or cisco db25 -> db9 female?

I am looking to see if people have been able to connect standard serial /
non cisco devices and if so how they are adapting it


On Tue, Jun 30, 2015 at 2:32 PM, Chris Marget <chris at marget.com> wrote:

> All of my CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC cables land in a panel like this:
> http://www.amazon.com/dp/B000HZI348/
> From there, I connect to Cisco router consoles (and things wired like
> them) with regular UTP patch cords.
> Connecting to the DE-9 port on a server can be accomplished with:
> - a modern Cisco console cable plus a rollover adapter
> - a modern Cisco console cable with the end chopped off and re-crimped
> upside-down (rollover)
> - an old-school Cisco DE-9F <--> 8P8C adapter plus a UTP patch cord
> I'm sure that the DB-25 cable can be adapted to whatever you want, but
> it's big and clunky. I wouldn't buy it if I was attaching to anything other
> than 8-packs of external modems.

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