ExtremeSwitching (EOS)

Expand all | Collapse all

DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches

  • 1.  DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches

    Posted 05-03-2017 13:50
    I am looking for information for an adapter to use with our C5G and B5 switches for the console port. We have a couple of aging laptops let with Windows Vista that have a serial port on them and I want to get away from those laptops and use what we currently have. Is there a USB to DB9 or RJ45 to DB9 that can be used for these with a Windows 7\10 laptop? Does the switches support this?
    Thanks in advance.


  • 2.  RE: DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches



  • 3.  RE: DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches

    Posted 05-03-2017 14:15
    Yes, there are several USB to serial adapter on Amazon. I prefer the $20 ones personally as I have had better luck with them.


  • 4.  RE: DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches

    Posted 05-03-2017 14:15
    So I don't guess the RJ45 to DB9 adapter would work with these switches? We have some old ones that came with some old Cisco equipment that is no longer in use.


  • 5.  RE: DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches

    Posted 05-03-2017 14:15
    Those RJ45 to DB9 are for RJ45-made console ports on old cisco's


  • 6.  RE: DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches

    Posted 05-03-2017 14:15
    I believe those only work the other way. The RJ45 would connect to the switch.


  • 7.  RE: DB9 Console cables for C5 and B5 switches

    Posted 05-03-2017 14:15
    Thanks a bunch. Will look into getting a couple of these.