serial cables between routers

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Aug 13th, 2007

Hi all

i want to connect 2 2600series routers with eachother with serial cables

i have a CAB-SS-V35MT cable and in the routers are WIC's installed with SS connections

Will this now work if i buy a CAB-SS-V35FT (female) cable???

i doubt because both SS ends of the cable are DTE and normally one should be a DCE

Or do i then just put a clock on an interface

Can anybody provide me a (as cheap possible) solution?

Thank you

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fmeetz Fri, 08/17/2007 - 08:17

On side of the router should be configured for DCE for clocking

scottmac Sat, 09/01/2007 - 06:16

There are crossover cable available for pretty much all of the available serial interfaces from Cisco. However, I don't think any of them are produced by Cisco.

Ebay has 'em by the bushel. They are most frequently used in Lab setups.

Your other option would be to find some cheap CSU/DSUs and cable them together with a UTP crossover cable (1&2<-->4&5).

OTherwise,try "Cisco Serial Crossover Cables" in your favorite search engine.

Good Luck



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