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Cisco 2500 series Serial converter to ethernet

hi everybody

just wondering if this can be done.

Using the DB 60 port off of a 2501 or any 25xx for that matter for an

Ethernet port (10baseT or 100baseT) with the help of

some type of adapter/converter.

thanks for your help

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Re: Cisco 2500 series Serial converter to ethernet

ladan

No this can not be done. The serial protocols on the DB60 are significantly different than Ethernet. There is no adapter or converter that will make serial into Ethernet.

Among the several problems is the fact that Ethernet needs MAC address and the serial interface does not have a MAC address.

HTH

Rick

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Re: Cisco 2500 series Serial converter to ethernet

Rick,

Actually, isn't the router itself a 'serial' to 'ethernet' converter? [GRIN]

Two routers connected with a 'back-to-back' serial cable can indeed connect one ethernet network with another.

John

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Re: Cisco 2500 series Serial converter to ethernet

hi rburts

thanks for your information .

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