[oclug] [FWD: RE: null modem cable]
Piotr R. Sidorowicz
prsidoro at mavericsolutions.ca
Wed Oct 20 21:38:57 EDT 2010
It appears that you need a straight male-to-female serial cable, and not
a null modem cable. What is crucial though, is to verify the default
connection details for your router, i.e., baud rate, number of start
bits and of stop bits, parity, etc., and to match those parameters
exactly in your terminal emulator. Otherwise you are likely not to see
On 10-10-20 08:34 PM, James wrote:
> On 10/20/10 19:51, Jean-Francois Messier wrote:
>> Usually, serial ports on computers have a male port on the back. If this
>> is a female port, you would likely meed a simple male-to-female cable.
> The computer is male and the router is female.
> I tried a normal serial cable.
> It is 'possible' that my serial port doesn't work (I upgraded the kernel
> many times since I last used it).
> The port on my computer should work. :-)
>> Question is about the number of pins. On a PC, this is usually 9 pins.
>> What is it on your Netgear router ? Do you have a PC with a serial port
>> that you can actually operate and use under linux ?
> It is labelled rs-232 on the router and it looks normal. :-)
>> Moi, je suis Linux,
>> Et Windows 7, c'était pas mon idée !.......
>> -------- Original Message --------
>> Subject: [oclug] null modem cable
>> From: James<bjlockie at lockie.ca>
>> Date: Wed, October 20, 2010 5:13 pm
>> To: OCLUG Mailing List<oclug at lists.oclug.on.ca>
>> I have a Netgear WGR615V router that has a female rs-232 (labelled)
>> I want to connect to it but I have no idea what kind of cable I need.
>> I'm looking for someone with a cable to try it for me.
>> I don't want to buy a cable unless I know it will work.
>> I think it's broadcom based.
>> The eventual goal is to get it working with dd-wrt.
>> I want to see what it shows. :-)
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