Cisco Support Community
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 

Welcome to Cisco Support Community. We would love to have your feedback.

For an introduction to the new site, click here. If you'd prefer to explore, try our test area to get started. And see here for current known issues.

New Member

Token Ring and cabling

On C7206 I have ToR port adapter. This adapter may work in concentrator mode or port mode. I want to connect 2 hosts to that ToR PA. What type cables can I use to make the connections? Is it possible to use stright-through CAT5 patch cords?

  • Other Network Infrastructure Subjects
New Member

Re: Token Ring and cabling

You will need a true straight-through cable - TR uses pins 3,4,5, and 6, while ethernet uses 1,2,3 and 6. Make sure pin 3 goes straight through to pin 3, and you should be OK.

BTW - IBM designed TR over UTP/STP to use the inside pins on the connectors to 'protect' the connection - if the connector is damaged, it's usually the outside pins that are affected - using the inside pins was supposed to make sure the connector could still be used...

New Member

Re: Token Ring and cabling

Thanks for the answer.

This widget could not be displayed.