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 From:  Claude Morin <klodefactor at gmail dot com>
 To:  Bryan Kohlstedt <kohlstedt at gmail dot com>
 Cc:  =?ISO-8859-2?Q?Peter_Parni=E8an?= <peter at procad dot sk>, m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch
 Subject:  Re: [m0n0wall] cable for serial console
 Date:  Mon, 11 Apr 2005 16:42:48 -0400
I learned years ago in my modem terminal server days that "null modem" 
adapter is (pardon the expression) has become a null term: it doesn't really 
mean much. We went through three different types of adapter before finding 
the type we needed, and even then we had to cut a pin in order to make them 

Rule of thumb: when looking for a "null modem" adapter/cable, you should 
verify the exact configuration needed for each end of the adapter/cable 
(including pins tied high/low), and ensure that what you're buying matches 
what you need. Or, buy "pinnable" connectors (sorry, don't know the real 
term), which let you connect whichever pins you need, wherever you need 


On 4/9/05, Bryan Kohlstedt <kohlstedt at gmail dot com> wrote:
> I also followed that guide and turning off flow control (the doc says
> hardware) fixed the problem for me.
> Bryan
> On Apr 8, 2005 7:58 AM, Peter Parnièan <peter at procad dot sk > wrote:
> > I thinks Yes, i was following
> > http://www.m0n0.ch/wall/quickstart/initial-serialconsole.html 
> > pet.
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Jordi Escola (Pricewin)" <jescola at pricewin dot net >
> > To: <m0n0wall at lists dot m0n0 dot ch >
> > Sent: Friday, April 08, 2005 1:09 PM
> > Subject: Re: [m0n0wall] cable for serial console
> >
> > I have a WRAP 2c and works perfectly with a null-modem cable, are you 
> sure
> > that the terminal configuration si correct??
> > Serial=38400 8N1