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Serial to Ethernet adapters?

Gday folks,

First time here. Before anyone asks, yes I have searched for this to no avail!

I recently purchased a Cisco 2503 router through a friend of mine for a 'home lab' to play around with as a supplement to my CCNA training. I found today, much to my annoyance that on this router there are two serial, one BRI, one console, one AUX and an AUI (With adapter). This means I only have one ethernet port! All I really want to do is have this router between my computer and my other router (A D-Link DL704P). But this router only has ethernet ports and no serial except for a printer. My dilemma is that if I connect the ethernet to my computer, how will I connect a serial to ethernet between the 2503 and the D-Link! The 2503 has a 60 pin female connection for those wondering. Could I possibly get an adapter between ethernet and serial?

All help much appreciated!

Regards,

Owen.

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Re: Serial to Ethernet adapters?

Hi,

I don't want to sound funny, but an adapter from ethernet to serial, is exactly a router like you got. The dual-ethernet routers (from cisco at least) are more expensive, but there are some older ones from 25xx series that are quite cheap possibly.

Hope this helps, if so please rate post!

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Re: Serial to Ethernet adapters?

Thanks for that, I've given some thought to getting a second router off eBay.

Regards,

Owen.

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