Step 4: Finished!

Once the cables are safely wired into the RJ45 jack, simply connect the first, untouched Cisco Console cable into the jack. TADA! You now have a quick and easy cable that can be used as both a Cisco Console cable or a Null Modem Cable!
I do not believe in cutting cables. You can simply create Null Modem cable over the network by connecting the sockets you use from the parch panel with a so called "roll-over" Ethernet cable. That is a 1-8 pins go to 8-1. It may be harder to find to buy one than make one at home with a cramping tool. So putting head to head: Cisco Console cable - Ethernet "roll-over" cable - Cisco Console cable you create a Null Modem cable. :) You're Welcome!
I am uncertain on how to read this chart. Is the Orange on the Cisco cable the RJ-45 equivalent of Blue, because thats immediately to the right, or the RJ-45 equivalent to Orange-White, because they share the same number?
Simple you read the chart the way the cable was crimped. Do not mind the color in the cable the position of the color is the important part. Every Jack uses the 568a/b standard the author chose the 568B pin out to use. To actually color code this to a jack would assume that CISCO uses the same colors all the time. This would be a 90% true statement. Looking at the crimp end with the gold pins facing you record the colors and what pin that color goes to should follow the above chart then you need to match that position to the correct position on the CAT5 jack using a 568B configuration as the chart shows above. I build these cables daily you just need to record and know that the jack has to match the end you cut off. The author also put the correct null modem swaps of hand shacking into the cable on the re build. pin 7 never got to pin 1 in a network cable. you just need to not think about 568a/b cable standards here and what does it take to connect and switch handshaking and data flow for RS232.
BTW, on that table, is that the wiring for the rollover cable, or the wiring for the new nullmodem cable?
Nice job, done very neatly. What is cisco again? It's a program that lets you chat or something.. right? I forgot. :P
Thanks!<br/>Sorry, but my sarcasm detector has never been that great. Just in case people want to know, Cisco is mostly switches and router devices. I recommend using them whenever possible. I have not found a competitor yet that can match Cisco's hardware, software, and support.<br/><br/>Check them out at <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.cisco.com">Cisco.com</a><br/><br/>And no, I do not work for nor do I get paid to endorse Cisco in any way. They just make great stuff and I will always give praise where praise is due.<br/>
What are these cables used for, anyways?<br/><em>No sarcasm intended.</em>&#8482;<br/>
Are you saying I was trying to be sarcastic?<br/>Because I wasn't.<br/><br/><sub>:P</sub><br/>
No, I did not mean to accuse anyone. I was just saying that I cannot detect sarcasm. Everything is cool and I appreciate the question. Thanks man!

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