Cable for connecting two WIC-1T cards

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Mar 9th, 2009
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This may be a dumb question, but does anyone know what kind of cable to use to connect directly between two WIC-T1 cards, each one installed in an 1841? I have this configuration in the test lab for doing practice for the CCNA, but can't figure out what cable to use.


Can I use two cables - a RS232 DCE and DTE and just connect them, or will that make the pinouts incorrect?


Thanks in advance,

Correct Answer by scottmac about 8 years 2 weeks ago

For a serial connectors (a straight-up WIC-1T), a DCE-DTE cable back-to-back works fine. You can also pick up a DCE-DTE back-to-back cable in eBay for a few dollars.


If you have RJ45-style connectors (WIC-1TDSU), then you'd use a T1 crossover cable (1&2-->4&5)


If you have one serial jack and one rj45 jacks, then connect a CSU/DSU to the serial port and run a crossover cable between the CSU/DSU and the RJ45 jack of the other router.


Good Luck

Scott


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scottmac Mon, 03/09/2009 - 15:57
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For a serial connectors (a straight-up WIC-1T), a DCE-DTE cable back-to-back works fine. You can also pick up a DCE-DTE back-to-back cable in eBay for a few dollars.


If you have RJ45-style connectors (WIC-1TDSU), then you'd use a T1 crossover cable (1&2-->4&5)


If you have one serial jack and one rj45 jacks, then connect a CSU/DSU to the serial port and run a crossover cable between the CSU/DSU and the RJ45 jack of the other router.


Good Luck

Scott


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