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Re: USB to RJ-45 Console Cable?

James Carlson (
06 Apr 2005 07:27:57 -0400 writes:

> JXM2119 <> wrote:

>> I would like to buy/make a cable that will have a USB
>> connector on one end and an RJ-45 on the other.

> If by "RJ-45" you mean an 8-position modular connector wired to carry
> an Ethernet circuit, you'll need an adapter such as Planet Technology
> Corp. Model PT9500. I have two of these devices in service,
> connecting oldish PCs (W98) to a Linksys router. They work great.

RJ-45 connectors are also commonly used for all sorts of serial links
-- including async (using RS-232 levels), sync (often RS-422), and
even telecom (such as DS-1). It's not just Ethernet.

James Carlson, KISS Interop                    <>
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