Maximum console cable distance between PC & Router/Switch

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Dec 20th, 2006
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What is maximum console cable distance between a Router/Switch & PC if i make it manually? bcoz in my remote center there is no laptop with the engineer, so when ever he wanted to check the router/switch via console he need 2 shift the pc near the router/switch, so instead i told him 2 make it manually done & it works fine, but i also wanted to know what is the limited allowed distance.

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mtechnology Wed, 12/20/2006 - 01:41
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Hi Anand,

What i generally do in these scenarios is that i connect the console serial port to any RJ-45 jack (used for ur n/w connectivity near ur PC) and extend it to the switch/router console with the existing cat cable.

And i have used it successfully over 60 meters



Anand Narayana Wed, 12/20/2006 - 05:43
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Thanks Narayan & Andrew, it was usefull & also i can share this info to others.


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