I have a 7606 router with a PA-8T-V35 port adapter. This comes with the octal cable, in this case it is the DTE octal cable. I need some of the ports to be DCE and some to be DTE. According to CCO, the interface is all one way or all the other. Can I mix and match DTE & DCE on the same PA-8T-V35, and if so, is it simply a matter of configuring "frame-relay intf-type dce" and using a gender-changer cable, or is there more to it than that?
Unfortunately, the wiring within the cable determines whether or not it's DTE/DCE. The "frame-relay intf-type dce" command you mention only affects the layer 2 behavior of the interface (tells the serial interface to act as a frame-relay dce and respond to LMI packets) and does not affect the layer 1 behavior.
A gender-changer won't help you here, it's the way the octal cable is built that determines whether the interface is DTE or DCE. It *may* be possible to build a custom cable to address this, but I'm quite sure it won't be worth the hassle and/or money invested.
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