[rescue] Semi-OT: RJ45 to DB9 cable source?

David L Kindred (Dave) d.kindred at telesciences.com
Tue Nov 11 10:40:08 CST 2003

I'm watching one of my customer support guys connecting his laptop to a
Sunfire V120, using (at last count) 4 cables/adapters to get it done.
That's silly.

I did some Googling, but I wasn't able to find a source for a nice well
made cable to do it all in one shot.

Anyone know of a source for these?  Since the people using these are
going to traveling a lot, I'd prefer something well-made, with molded
strain-relief and the like, rather than something home-made.

I guess a simpler alternative might be a properly pinned RJ45-DB9
adapter to let them use a standard CAT-5 patch cable between the Sun and
the PC.  Are these adapters available pre-made, or would we need to get
the "generic" ones from Black Box and do the pin-out ourselves?


David L. Kindred

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