[SATLUG] OT: Looking for someone to ID a cisco cable

Henry Pugsley henry.pugsley at gmail.com
Tue Dec 2 16:20:49 CST 2008


On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 8:57 PM, FIRESTORM_v1 <firestorm.v1 at gmail.com> wrote:
<snip>
> Along for the ride are a pair of cables but for the life of me, I
> don't know if these will allow me to hook the two routers together via
> their serial ports.  I have googled the part number and have not been
> able to discern anything towards accomplishing my goal.  The cables
> have the high density serial port connector on each end, and both
> cables have one plug that says DCE, the other says DTE.  Both cables
> have the same part number (i think), CAB-FCMTXO-6  (that O could be a
> zero, but I don't know.)
>
> If these cables won't allow me to connect Serial - Serial, can you
> tell me what will work?
>
<snip>

Yup, they will work for serial-to-serial connections.  Just make sure
you configure one of the routers to provide clocking (with the "clock
rate" command) for the other router, else you'll get unreliable data
transmission or none at all.

-Henry


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