We are using a Cisco Router 2621 model. We are having difficulty connecting to the Cisco router via a Windows PC.
We tried to use HyperTerminal however a router prompt never appeared even though the router was powered on.
What could we be doing wrong?
Is there a definitive step-by-step instructions with pictures to install physically and configure a Cisco 2621 router?
We are trying to use this webpage: http://www.cisco.com/en/US/docs/routers/access/2600/hardware/quick/guide/2600bkl.html
However we get lost on step 3: Use either the RJ-45-to-DB-9 adapter or the RJ-45-to-DB-25 adapter, depending on your local terminal or PC.
What is a DB-25 adapter? What wires do we need to start talking to this router with a PC through a terminal?
if your PC has an Rs-232 serial port, that is a DB-9.
follow the instructions of the following document for the pinout RJ-45 to DB9:
if your PC has no serial port you need also an USB to RS-232 converter.
Hope to help