[nycbug-talk] null modem vendor...
alex at pilosoft.com
Fri Aug 27 13:04:17 EDT 2004
On Fri, 27 Aug 2004, Dave Steinberg wrote:
> > You can make whatever you need quite cheaply with this stuff:
> > http://www.national-tech.com/catalog/modularadaptors.htm
> > Great source if you're building a console server. :)
> Cheap, sure... but its so hard! Assuming I've done my homework and I
> know the pinouts on both sides, how do I map the cable colors to pin
> locations? I certainly can't see inside that little hood that encloses
> the rj-45 adapter. :-/
Just do it once to determine color-rj45 pin mapping. Or sometimes there's
a piece of paper that lists it.
> Any way I might be able to build a cable tester for this sort of thing?
> If the tester was $200, I'd still think it a bargain in the long run.
> Thanks for the resources so far!
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