I just bought my first cisco router (2610) and, in order to learn about it I decide to start a blog. The idea its to provide a step-by-step from nothing to something that can be useful in a SOHO environment. The blog still in the very early steps, but it will be the experience of my interaction with my cisco router. here the URL: http://cisco4dummies.blogspot.com
I bought my router online (craigslist) and it came without the console cable. Looking around I found many articles talking about build your own cable but none as simple and easy as I wanted to be. Many articles describe adapter, mini cables, etc, and I was just looking for some straight, simple, easy do understand instructions.
This instructable is my attempt to provide the level of information I was looking for myself.
Step 1: Getting Started - Bill of Material
First we start with the parts:
- Cat5e cable (mine has 6ft.);
- 1 RJ45 Connector;
- 1 DB9 Connector;
- Crimp tool;
- Soldering Iron.