Cisco Aironet 1200 Series Access Point Hardware Installation Guide, OL-8370-04
Console Cable Pinouts
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Console Cable Pinouts

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Console Cable Pinouts

Overview

Console Port Signals and Pinouts


Console Cable Pinouts


This appendix identifies the pinouts for the serial console cable that connects to the access point's serial console port. The appendix contains the following sections:

Overview

Console Port Signals and Pinouts

Overview

The access point requires a special serial cable that connects the access point serial console port (RJ-45 connector) to your PC's COM port (DB-9 connector). This cable can be purchased from Cisco (part number AIR-CONCAB1200) or can be built using the pinouts in this appendix.

Console Port Signals and Pinouts

Use the console RJ-45 to DB-9 serial cable to connect the access point's console port to the COM port of your PC running a terminal emulation program.


Note Both the Ethernet and console ports use RJ-45 connectors. Be careful to avoid accidently connecting the serial cable to the Ethernet port connector.



Note When your configuration changes are completed, you must remove the serial cable from the access point.


Table E-1 lists the signals and pinouts for the console RJ-45 to DB-9 serial cable.

Table E-1 Signals and Pinouts for a Console RJ-45 to DB-9 Serial Cable

Console Port
PC COM Port
RJ-45
DB-9
Pins
Signals 1 , 2 , 3 , 4
Pins
Signals 1, 2, 3, 4

1

NC

-

-

2

NC

-

-

3

TXD

2

RXD

4

GND

5

GND

5

GND

5

GND

6

RXD

3

TXD

7

NC

-

-

8

NC

-

-

1 NC indicates not connected.

2 TXD indicates transmit data.

3 GND indicates ground.

4 RXD indicates receive data.