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

Dennis Myhand dmyhand at suddenlink.net
Sun Nov 30 21:32:25 CST 2008

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.

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