Serial Devices
    • 31 Mar 2023
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    The cabling and adapters needed between the unit serial ports and the serial devices’ console port are determined by their pin-outs.

    Newer serial devices (routers, switches, and servers) use either a DB9, RJ45 or USB port as console ports. See the manufacturer’s manual for serial device port pin-out specs. Generally, the RJ45 console port uses the Cisco-like pin-out.

    Required Cabling Ports/Pin-outs

    Model

    Port type

    Pin-out

    Device port - RJ45 (Legacy)

    Device port - RJj45 (cisco)

    Device port - DB9

    Device port - USB

    Nodegrid Serial Console - T Series

    RJ45

    Legacy

    CAT5e cable

    CAT5e cable plus Z000039 crossover adapter

    CAT5e cable plus Z000036 crossover adapter

    USB

    Nodegrid Serial Console - R Series

    RJ45

    Cisco

    -

    CAT5e cable

    CAT5e cable plus Z000015 crossover adapter

    USB

    Nodegrid Serial Console - S Series

    RJ45

    Auto-Sensing (Legacy/Cisco)

    CAT5e cable

    CAT5e cable

    CAT5e cable plus Z000015 crossover adapter

    USB

    Nodegrid Net Services Router

    RJ45

    Cisco

    -

    CAT5e cable

    CAT5e cable plus Z000015 crossover adapter

    USB

    Nodegrid Bold Services Router

    RJ45

    Cisco

    -

    CAT5e cable

    CAT5e cable plus Z000015 crossover adapter

    USB

    Nodegrid Link Services Router

    RJ45

    Cisco

    -

    CAT5e cable

    CAT5e cable plus Z000015 crossover adapter

    USB

    Nodegrid Gate Services Router

    RJ45

    Cisco

    -

    CAT5e cable

    CAT5e cable plus Z000015 crossover adapter

    USB

    If the serial device’s RJ45 does not have the Cisco-like pin-out, or there is a question on connecting a serial device to the unit, contact ZPE Systems Technical Support for assistance.



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