I have a home lab wheremy rack with most of my gear is in one location (where there is sufficient power) but I have several switches in another location. On my rack I have a 2811 set up as a term server with async lines and octopus cables. I have all my routers in my rack connected via the cables with no issues. However, I would like to be able to somehow extend these async lines (without physically extending each of the cables using a barrel connector and a length of normal thru Cat 5 - already thought of that and eliminated that option). It would be nice if I could plug the async line into a port of my switch and then just distribute it via a VLAN - but the asyn line cable and the switchport dont link up.