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3com 3870 (3CR17451-9) Console Connection (Help me, abrooks3640)

3com 3870 (3CR17451-9) Console Connection (Help me, abrooks3640)

3com 3870 (3CR17451-9) Console Connection (Help me, abrooks3640)

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thread545-1700212: 3com 3870 (3CR17451-9) Console Connection

Hoping to find out if abrooks3640 or anyone else has figured out the RJ-45 console wiring on the 3com 3870. I picked up one on eBay and am having the same issue that abrooks3640 described in his thread -- it doesn't DHCP, the pin-out in 3com's manual gets me nothing, with or with-out a null modem adapter, and the alternate pin-out that abrooks3640 described doesn't seem to send correctly.

RE: 3com 3870 (3CR17451-9) Console Connection (Help me, abrooks3640)

(OP)
I borrowed a Cisco RJ45->DB9 adapter from work and that did the trick.

RE: 3com 3870 (3CR17451-9) Console Connection (Help me, abrooks3640)

Ok, I was having this problem too... eventually got frustrated and hacked a cable apart and started crossing wires... I could read the startup, so knew 2 and 5 were right... just needed to figure out where 3 went.

DB9 <-> RJ45
2 <-> 3
3 <-> 6
5 <-> 5

Hope this helps someone!

Ted.

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