What UTP Ethernet network cable would you use to connect a PC to a router using console?
Rollover cable is a kind of null modem cable that is the most commonly used to connect a PC to the console port as shown in figure1. It likes other type of cables that their names are come from how they are wired. So, it is called rollover cable because it has one end that is rolled in a way reversed from other. Lastly, the purpose of this kind of cable is to allow making a connection between a computer terminal and other device such as router or switch in order to configure them as needed .
Figure1: Connection a PC to the router .
As shown in figure2, a UTP rollover cable has two different terminals which are : …show more content…
Start the HyperTerminal tool that is included with Microsoft Windows Operating System which usually founds on the following path:
Start > Programs > Accessories > Communications > Hyper Terminal
Then, the user should provide a name for the connection as shown in figure5.
Figure5: Naming the HyperTerminal connection.
In this step, the PC connecting interface should be specified as connected physically to the computer`s port which might be either COM1, COM2 or COM3. Figure6: Specifying the connecting interface.
In this step, we have to specify the port setting regarding to the following parameters:
Bits per second: 9600
Data bits: 8
Stop bits: 1
Flow control: None
The above setting can be obtained through Clocking on the Restore Defaults button as shown in figure7. Figure7: Specifying the port setting.
To established the connection, click on the HyperTerminal icon that its name is “mark” which is created after following the previous steps.
Finally, to end the connection, just go to file