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1601.. convert serial to ethernet?

Hello,

I want to pick up a 1601 to use in a lab to study for certs. I have no use for the serial port but, I could use 2 ethernet ports. I know the 1605 has 2 ethernet ports but, it is significantly more expensive. I was curious if there is a device that I can use to convert the 1601's serial port to an ethernet port.

Thank you very much, Chris

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Re: 1601.. convert serial to ethernet?

Chris,

Yes there are devices like this out there. Tini makes one for about 50 bucks. http://www.ibutton.com/TINI/applications/sertoeth/

I looked for and did not find a similar device that Cisco makes. To put all this together the way you want it might end up costing you more than the 1605.

Hope this helps you,

Don

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Re: 1601.. convert serial to ethernet?

Chris,

Yes there are devices like this out there. Tini makes one for about 50 bucks. http://www.ibutton.com/TINI/applications/sertoeth/

I looked for and did not find a similar device that Cisco makes. To put all this together the way you want it might end up costing you more than the 1605.

Hope this helps you,

Don

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Re: 1601.. convert serial to ethernet?

Actually, I believe your suggestion will end up saving me money. I will be buying the router off of ebay and for some reason, the 1601s typically go for around $150 but the 1605s typically go for $300 (the 1605r I bought only a year ago cost me over $600... grrr ).

Thank you very much for your time and effort!

Have a great day!

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Re: 1601.. convert serial to ethernet?

Will this really work on a Cisco serial? It looks like an rs232 interface.

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