What cable to connect Avocent CPS1610 to Cisco console port

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Dec 14th, 2007
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Anyone know what type of cable is needed to connect an Avocent CPS1610 to a Cisco console port?

Avocent say its a "reversing cable" (1-8, 2-7, etc) but I've tried and it doesn't work.


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steve.busby Fri, 12/14/2007 - 06:57
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Should be a roll-over cable, (i.e., 1-8, 2-7, 3-6, etc).

Make sure you set the Avocent ports correctly; 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, no parity or flow control.



beast_gts Fri, 12/14/2007 - 07:04
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It is set correctly (as far as I can see).

I get the following when trying to connect:

"Avocent CPS-1610 S/W Version 2.2

Connected to Port: 3 9600,8,N,1,NONE"

Then nothing else.


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