cancel
Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
cancel
269
Views
0
Helpful
3
Replies
Highlighted

Rollover Cable

Dear All,

I want to know that i am purchasing a Cisco Catalyst Switch. I am going to configure it through Windows XP. All I need to know that do i need rollover cable with DB9 Connctor OR can I have Rollover cable with both ends as RJ45? Please help

Link :

http://www.omnisecu.com/cisco-certified-network-associate-ccna/how-to-connect-and-access-a-router-using-console-connection.htm

3 REPLIES 3
Highlighted
Engager

If you want to have console access you need the DB9 to RJ45 - I have not seen the rollover cable with RJ45 at both ends used for console access before.

If you do not have the com port (DB9) side on your laptop/PC you will need a serial to usb converter.

Hope this helps

Please rate useful posts and remember to mark any solved questions as answered. Thank you.

Please rate useful posts & remember to mark any solved questions as answered. Thank you.
Highlighted
Hall of Fame Expert

Hi,

Here is the cable you need. 

http://www.amazon.com/Cisco-Console-Cable-RJ45-to-DB9/dp/B000GL3MOY

If you have a DB9 port on your PC/laptop then you are good to go,

If you don't have a DB9 port and have only USB ports then you also need this:

http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-Adapter-Prolific-PL2303HX-Chipset/dp/B00425S1H8/ref=pd_sxp_grid_pt_0_2

HTH

Highlighted
Frequent Contributor

If you are purchasing a new Cisco Switch console cable already comes with it, you should not have to purchase it separately.

Content for Community-Ad