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    Default Help to identify a cable

    Greetings,
    Yesterday I got a lot of old hardware that I still have to test and catalog. But I got across this cable and I have no clue on what is it for.

    It is a IEEE 802.3 10 Base T Ethernet cable. It has a label that says Cabletron 9372065. On one end, it has a 9 pin RS232 adapter.

    Any hint will be appreciated.
    Cheers
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    just a rs232 cable
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    More specifically a "console" cable...

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    Lots of networking equipment used an RJ-45 connector instead of a serial connector. I'm sure someone smart out there knows why other than to look proprietary. Anyway, you just connect the rj45 to that serial converter, plug it into a regular 9-pin serial card and run your favorite terminal program and then you end up with a console into the firmware on the device. Pretty common with Cisco gear.
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    its also nice cause u can keep all ur ends in a box and just have 1 cable instead of 20 cables hanging in the closit
    Pegcity bits the home of praire bits and bytes a heritage lost yet not
    Heathkit h89 h77 h11 h10 with some extra bits
    Osborn 1 x2
    pdp8a with asr33 and documentation and software
    GE workmaster with series six PLC and ibm p70 (same as a ge workmaster 2)
    Commodore PC-10 II and other stuff

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    Hi there
    Thank you very much for the help.
    Cheers

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