10GBASE-T or SFP Plus

If I want to migrate our Data Center to 10G and I face the first problem: 10GBASE-T or SFP+. I understand this decision will affect to switches, servers and SAN (iscsi) and their interoperability, right? My first step is to…
Cat5e vs. Cat6 Cables

In the last article, we discussed the differences between CAT5 cable and CAT5e cable. So we have got the main features and info of Cat5 and Cat5e. In this article, we will continue to talk about the main Ethernet cables:…
Cat5 vs. Cat5e

We collected some questions from people who need some suggestions of selecting the Ethernet cables. They may be confused with their differences and similarities. What the main differences among the Cat5, Cat5e and Cat6? Here we will discuss the main…
How to Connect the Console Port to a PC?

In this guide we will cover the tasks associated with connecting a console port to a PC, and includes the following topics: Console (rollover) Cable and Adapters Making the physical connection Connecting using HyperTerminal Troubleshooting console port problems Console (rollover)…
Cisco USB Console Port

Due to the high prices of the USB To Serial cable converter used to connect to the console cable of CISCO devices, CISCO has recently added a new USB console port to its products, that uses a cheap USB cable,…

A Cisco console cable is used to connect a computer system directly into a networking device, such as a switch or a router. The cable consists of a DB9 (female) connector on one end and a RJ45 (male) connector on…

Routers and network switches typically require an RS232 serial data connection to interface with the device for initial configuration. Serial data connections may also be used for diagnostics purposes, especially when a network device is malfunctioning and unreachable over the…