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

Vinny Huckaba satlug at vinny.us
Sat Dec 6 20:01:07 CST 2008


Email me directly with your address and I will be glad to mail it to you.  I
will just drop it in snail mail, don't worry about the shipping charges.

Merry Christmas   =)

On Sat, Dec 6, 2008 at 6:31 PM, FIRESTORM_v1 <firestorm.v1 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I greatly appreciate the offer but I live in Houston now and
> unfortunately won't be in the San Antonio area for quite a while. :(
>
> If I gave you some money (either check or paypal) could I persuade you
> to ship me one?  Ask Tweeks for a reference if you're leary.
>
> Thank you.
>
>
> I went to both Fry's and the local Goodwill computerworks and ended up
> getting nothing but a blank stare.  At Fry's which was previously a
> haven for the geekly minded,  a small bit of me died on the inside
> when their most senior manager (in his late 40's) looked at me as if I
> had just insulted his mother and asked if an AUI to Ethernet adapter
> was some kind of wireless device.  He was trying to sell me a print
> server.
>
> I finally gave up and asked for someone Cisco certified. Another agent
> from the games department finally told me that they used to stock them
> but have not carried them in a while.
>
> It looks like Dynamips might be my only choice, but without ethernet,
> I'd have to learn to configure it through console to talk to the other
> router (which is also a 16 port hub) which would then negate the point
> of getting the AUI adapter. :P
>
> Thanks so much for the info, leads and for telling me what I've got. :)
>
> FIRESTORM_v1
>
> On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 8:26 PM, Vinny Huckaba <satlug at vinny.us> wrote:
> > I have some AUI adapters lying around, and would be more than happy to
> give
> > you one. =)
> >
> > On Tue, Dec 2, 2008 at 6:10 PM, FIRESTORM_v1 <firestorm.v1 at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> >
> >> I took a look at the Dynamips app that you talked about and it sounds
> >> really cool, however the wrench in the gears will be the IOS images.
> >> I couldn't even pretend having a Cisco contract much less afford one.
> >> :P
> >>
> >> Now all I need is an AUI adapter and I can start working on them.
> >>
> >> To FRY'S, BATMAN!
> >>
> >>
> >> FIRESTORM_v1
> >>
> >> On Sun, Nov 30, 2008 at 9:38 PM, Aaron Hackney
> >> <techgeeks at aaronhackney.com> wrote:
> >> > Dennis Myhand wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> FIRESTORM_v1 wrote:
> >> >>>
> >> >>> Sorry about the OT post, but I know that there's someone on this
> list
> >> >>> that knows something about cisco.. :P
> >> >>>
> >> >>> I was able to score two Cisco routers from the goodwill
> computerworks
> >> >>> a few days ago for a test lab that I am setting up.  So far, I have
> a
> >> >>> Cisco 2501 and a Cisco 2507.
> >> >>>
> >> >>> 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?
> >> >>>
> >> >>>
> >> >> Oh, yeah, they will let you connect the routers together
> serial-serial.
> >> >
> >> > Awesome find. You might want to play with the software solution as
> well.
> >> > Dynamips and the Gui front end GNS3. I teach an entire advanced
> routing
> >> > course with Dynamips.
> >> > -A
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> >
> >>
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> >> > Aaron Hackney
> >> > (210) 325-2196
> >> > Return e-mail responses to aaron at aaronhackney.com
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> >> >
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