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extend a console cable

Discussion in 'General Cisco Certifications' started by m1979, Nov 20, 2010.

  1. m1979

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    I have a router that is in the other side of the room and want to use my console cable (rj45-> com) to connect to it, but it is too short.

    I was thinking of using a network socket to do it... any experience with that?
     
  2. michael78

    michael78 Terabyte Poster

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    not sure what you mean by network socket but using a home plug will get around the issue. I use them and they are fantastic. A pair can be picked up for around £50.
     
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  3. m1979

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    What I mean is:

    I have a cisco console cable, like this:
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    I connect it to my COM port in my laptop. On the wall I want to put a network socket with two modules:

    [​IMG]

    And wire these modules with cat5e cable and on the other end put rj45 head with the same order of the wires


    My questions is: how should I wire these modules? In this cisco console cable when I look at rj45 they use different colours than are in cat5e, but rollover means it must go like this 1,2,3....8 or 8,7,6....1
     
  4. Bluerinse
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    The colours are irrelevant really, electricity is colour blind :)

    all you want to do is extent the cable, so therefore, pin 1 goes to pin 1 and pin 2 to pin 2 etc.

    this is not a situation where any cross over is needed.
     
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  5. michael78

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    :oops: should of kept off the wine last night. Just read your post again when my brain is working. Sorry mate thought you were talking about wiring a games console up to a router (Why I thought that I don't know since you posted it in the Cisco section???). Should work fine mate. My suggestion should also work.
     
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2010
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