This document describes the pinouts used for making a management cable for the Cisco 600 series Customer Premises Equipment (CPE). The cable allows the user to manage and configure the Cisco 600 from a Windows PC running HyperTerminal. This document specifically covers PCs that have a communications port (COM port) with a DB-9 serial port connector and the Cisco 600 CPE, which has an RJ-45 serial port.
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There are no specific prerequisites for this document.
The information in this document is based on the hardware versions below.
RJ-45 male connector
High quality cable, such as category 5
DB-9 female connector
The information presented in this document was created from devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If you are working in a live network, ensure that you understand the potential impact of any command before using it.
The following is a typical management cable shipped with the Cisco 600 CPE.
Using the required connectors and cable, build a management cable using the following diagram as a guide.
When you finish building the management cable, follow the steps below to properly use it.
Connect the cable's DB-9 female connector to the DB-9 (male) serial COM port of your PC.
Connect the cable's RJ-45 male connector to the management port (labeled "MGMT") of your Cisco 600 CPE.
Configure your terminal access program (such as HyperTerminal in Windows) with the following settings:
COM port: Port into which you plug the cable.
Baud rate: 38400 bps - recommended (standard 9600 bps possible)
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None
Press Enter until you see the prompt (such as cbos>, modem1> or usa>). When you see the prompt, the PC and CPE are communicating.
Note: If the computer has only a DB-25 serial port, a DB-9 to DB-25 adapter is also needed. Also, the same cable can be used to connect a dumb terminal to the Cisco 600 management port.
|1||Data Carrier Detect (CD)|
|2||Receive Data (RD)|
|3||Transmitted Data (TD)|
|4||Data Terminal Ready (DTR)|
|5||Signal Ground (GND)|
|6||Data Set Ready (DSR)|
|7||Request To Send (RTS)|
|8||Clear To Send (CTS)|
|9||Ring Indicator (RI)|
There is currently no verification procedure available for this configuration.
There is currently no specific troubleshooting information available for this configuration.
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