[lug] PC to PC serial cable?
alanr at unix.sh
Wed Feb 21 16:36:31 MST 2001
"Scott A. Herod" wrote:
> I'm trying to create a PC to PC serial cable ( 9 pin )and I've found
> discussions in a couple of HOW-TOs
> Most of the stuff there is completely Greek to me, plus the connectors
> I currently have access to don't quite match those described.
> I've got two connectors which accept Cat5 cable in one end and
> are DB9 on the other end. Can someone explain how the pin connection
> should go? I've only got 8 wires of course. Is the pin-out:
> 2 <-- 3 Transmit
> 3 --> 2 Receive
> 5 <-> 5 Ground
> 8 <-- 7 Req. to Send
> 7 --> 8 Clr. to Send
> Are the others left unconnected? Should I snip them or is it safe to
> them pass through? If the latter, which pin should I leave off?
By the way, CompUSA and sometimes Best Buy have a kinda cool Belkin cable
which has both 9 and 25 pin connectors on each end, so no matter what you
have, it'll work. They tend to want between $20 and $30 each unfortunately.
-- Alan Robertson
alanr at suse.com
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