[rescue] needed RJ11 to serial

Sandwich Maker adh at an.bradford.ma.us
Fri Jan 14 16:51:36 CST 2011

" From: Patrick Giagnocavo <patrick at zill.net>
" On 1/14/2011 2:40 PM, der Mouse wrote:
" >>> I have a device with a serial console, but oddly, it is RJ11 serial.
" >> <pedant>
" >> is it actually a 6p2c [2-wire rj11], and not a 6p4c [rj13/rj14] or
" >> 6p6c [rj12/rj18/rj25]?  all use the same 6p plug...
" > 
" > If you want to be pedantic, I believe RJ11 is not just a 6P2C, but a
" > 6P2C with POTS service on the pair.


" I admit I am confused as to exactly what I should be looking for.
" this ebay item shows the cable (I think) in the 3rd picture, seems to be
" RJ11 to DB9 (lower left hand side)?
" http://cgi.ebay.com/Promise-VTrak-E310sS-SAS-wide-SAS-SATA-2U-chassis-/150543940142
" That is pretty much the exact system I have, BTW.

my point is only that when they say 'rj11' they probably mean '6p
modular plug', but they're also implying only 2 conductors.  that's
a little skimpy for a serial interface and probably not what they
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