On Mon, May 18, 2009 at 9:56 PM, Mike Nichols <mike at myownsoho dot net> wrote:
> Rob Whitney (sp?) gave great plans on integrating a serial connection
> over cat5 to a wrt box. I'm sure a small bit of solder and $6.78 in
> parts from the 'ol Radio Shack could probably do the trick for you :)
> i'm sure ppl will agree you are over thinking this.
If I understood you you're saying I should just construct a really
long null modem cable using cat5. Interesting.
My searches aren't turning up anything by Rob Whitney on the topic,
but I'll keep looking. Anybody have any pointers on building a 15m
serial cable, perhaps from cat5 or cat6? I guess I could use the
charts here (http://www.zytrax.com/tech/layer_1/cables/tech_rs232.htm#rj45)
to match the pinouts on the db9.
I suppose if I had a couple of those Cisco RS232--RJ45 cables I could
plug into the existing cat6 infrastructure. Maybe they weren't just
being silly when they designed those things :)