Setting up a VAXstation
ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Oct 2 15:43:20 CDT 2007
Patrick Finnegan wrote:
>>>> If you don't find one, you can still use a MMJ serial
>>>> cable/console to boot it.
>>> I don't own a serial terminal. I'd have to try to make a cable and
>>> hook it to a PC and use a terminal emulator. Yet more complexity!
>> Making an MMJ cable is a piece of cake. Just take the retention clip
>> off of the RJ11 at the end of a phone cord. Crimp an RJ45 on the
>> other end with the proper wires heading to the proper pins, and use a
>> Cisco RJ45->DE9 adapter.
> If you're using the right Cisco adapter on the other end
> (labelled "Terminal" usually, but not "Modem", basically any DB25 or
> DE9 adapter that's got a female end), you shouldn't need to recrimp the
> other end. Just shove the RJ11 into the adapter and
> the 'ez-disconnect' end into the MMJ jack.
Wow. That's cool. That'll save me some time next time.
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