Is can an ethernet roll-over cable be used for serial connections?

boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 394Member ■■■□□□□□□□
Hello all, been a while since I've post.

I am getting ready to buy a 2511 for my home lab. Currently have 4 switches and 4 routers.

I want to make managing this network(s) easier with an access server and I have a bunch of patch cable I'm wondering if I can make a roll-over cable and use that for the console connections from the server to the routers and switches?
Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.

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  • clarsonclarson Posts: 897Member ■■■■□□□□□□
    depends on which model of the 2511 you are talking about.

    the 2511 requires an octal cable. patch cable isn't going to work for that.

    the 2511-rj has 16 serial ports. they do use a roll over cable. if you have a crimper and plugs, you can make your own cables (or roll your own). don't need anything fancy. cat 5 or 5e is easier to make.
  • boxerboy1168boxerboy1168 Posts: 394Member ■■■□□□□□□□
    ok, I'll just get the octal cable then seems to be the best bet
    Currently enrolling into WGU's IT - Security Program. Working on LPIC (1,2,3) and CCNA (and S) as long term goals and preparing for the Security+ and A+ as short term goals.
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