I am having a hard time with this problem and hoping that someone can help me out. I have an ACME packet 4250 server that needs a console cable to access it. The box itself takes an RJ-45 in the front. Then you use a RS232 to RJ45 to connect it to your computer's serial port. Basically just like a Cisco router. The issue I am running into is the pinout of the terminal adapter does not appear to be standard.
According to Orcale (they own ACME now) they said the pin out should be this;
- Pin 3 --> Receive Data
- Pin 4 --> Transit Data
- Pin 6 --> GND
When I hook up my terminal adapter in (what I think is) the right pinout I get no response from the serial port. It's stone cold dead.
I think the issue is my mis-understanding of how the adapter should be wired up. The only way I have tried to wire the adapter up is in a straight-through configuration from RJ45 to RS232, pin for pin.
Is there something I am missing? Do I need to cross pins or something?
Any help would be appreciated.
I found the manual to the server on Oracle's website. I have included the snippet of documentation that I was referencing.