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

Aaron Hackney techgeeks at aaronhackney.com
Sun Nov 30 21:38:22 CST 2008


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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