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Contents

Introduction Prerequisites Requirements Components Used Conventions Table of Routers with Console and AUX Ports Console Port Settings for Terminal Connection Types of Console and AUX Connectors Types of R !"# Cabling How to Identify an RJ-45 Cable Straig t-t roug Cabling Crossover Cable Rolled Cable RJ-45 to !"-# $emale% Type of Cable for $%!&# Connectors Adapters RJ-45-to-!"-# &dapter RJ-45-to-!"-'5 &dapter Cabling and Adapter Setups that 'or( R !"# Port and Adapter Pin!outs $%!&# Console and AUX Port Pin!outs Console Cable )it Cisco*s R !"# Component +uide Related Information

Introduction
( is do)ument summari*es t e )abling requirements for )onsole and au+iliary ,&U-. ports/ Cis)o routers eit er ave RJ-45-based or !"-'5 !C01!(0 )onsole and &U- ports/ 2ou )an )onne)t eit er a terminal ,!(0. or a modem ,!C0. to t ese ports/ In eit er instan)e3 you will need bot an RJ-45 )able and an RJ-45-to-!"-'5 or RJ-45-to-!"-# )onne)tor/

Prerequisites Requirements
( ere are no spe)ifi) prerequisites for t is do)ument/

Components Used
( is do)ument is not restri)ted to spe)ifi) software and ardware versions/ ( e information presented in t is do)ument was )reated from devi)es in a spe)ifi) lab environment/ &ll of t e devi)es used in t is do)ument started wit a )leared ,default. )onfiguration/ If you are wor4ing in a live networ43 ensure t at you understand t e potential impa)t of any )ommand before using it/

Con,entions
$or more information on do)ument )onventions3 see t e Cis)o (e) ni)al (ips Conventions/

Table of Routers with Console and AUX Ports
( e following table des)ribes t e Cis)o router series and )orresponding )onsole and &U- ports/

566 RJ-45 <C.management RJ-45 to port.Router Console Port Console Port Cable AUX Port AUX Port Cable 566 RJ-45 RJ-45 Rolled 1 .9:6 RJ-45 . !"-# $emale RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled 1 RJ-45 to !"-# $emale RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled 1 RJ-45 to !"-# $emale RJ-45 Rolled 1 RJ-45 to !"-# $emale RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled 71& 71& 866 RJ-45 71& 71& 966 RJ-45 71& 71& :666 RJ-45 71& 71& :566 RJ-45 71& 71& :866 RJ-45 RJ45 RJ-45 Rolled '566 RJ-45 RJ45 RJ45 RJ45 RJ45 RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled '566 RJ-45 .

' 1 RJ-45 Rolled RS '.4666 !"-'5 !C0 RS '.' 1 RJ-45 Rolled !"'5 !(0 RJ45 RJ45 !"'5 !(0 RJ45 !"'5 !(0 !"'5 !(0 !"'5 !(0 RS '.' 1 RJ-45 Rolled RS '.' 1 RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RS '.66 RJ-45 8'66 !"-'5 !C0 8566 !"-'5 !C0 :'666 !"-'5 !C0 Console Port Settings for Terminal Connection "efore you )onne)t a terminal to t e )onsole port3 )onfigure t e terminal to mat) t e router )onsole port as follows= • • • • #566 baud 9 data bits no parity ' stop bits .' 1 RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RS '.' 1 RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RS '.66 RJ45 &S5466 RJ-45 &S5966 !"-'5 !C0 8:6618'6618.' 1 RJ-45 Rolled &S5'6615. >R : stop bit? ?!ependant on t e router/ Types of Console and AUX Connectors &s des)ribed in t e following table3 Cis)o routers ave t ree types of )onsole and &U.' 1 RJ-45 Rolled RS '.' 1 RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RJ-45 Rolled RS '.#566 97'.' 1 RJ-45 Rolled RS '.)onne)tors= .

non modem. to a !C0 style .Conne)tors for Cis)o Routers Connector +raphic RJ-45 !"-'5 !C0 !"-'5 !(0 Cabling for )onsole and &U.modem.' Straig t-t roug Cable Types of R !"# Cabling Cis)o produ)ts use t e following types of RJ-45 )ables= • • • • Straig t-t roug Crossover Rolled RJ-45 to !"# female Cis)o does not provide t ese )ablesA t ey are widely available from ot er sour)es/ Console )able is usually provided wit t e Console Cable Bit/ .port= • • RJ-45 Cables RS '.modem.• • • RJ-45 !"-'5 !C0 !"-'5 !(0 ( ere are t ree styles of RJ-45-to-!"-'5 )onne)tors= !C0 style .3 !(0 style3 and !C0 style . 2ou )an ) ange a !C0 style .non modem. is obsolete/ -ote. is for modems3 and !C0 .modem. by moving pin 5 to pin 9/ Console and &U.non-modem./ 0a) one as a different role/ @enerally3 !(0 is for terminals3 !C0 .

Cable Din-outs Signal R !"# Pin R !"# Pin Signal (+E : : (+E . ( e )onsole port does not support modem )ontrol or ardware flow )ontrol/ /ow to Identify an R !"# Cable (o identify t e RJ-45 )able type3 old t e two ends of t e )able ne+t to one anot er so you )an see t e )olored wires inside t e ends3 as s own in t e following figure/ ( ere are t ree types of )ommonly used RJ-45 )abling= straig t3 )ross and rolled/ If you old t e two ends of an RJ-45 )able side by side3 youCll see eig t )olored strips3 or pins3 at ea) end/ If t e order of t e )olored pins is t e same at ea) end3 t en t e )able is straig t/ If t e order of t e )olors is reversed at ea) end3 t en t e )able is rolled/ 0+amine t e sequen)e of )olored wires to determine t e type of RJ-45 )able3 as follows= Straight!through Cabling In a straig t-t roug )able3 t e )olored wires are in t e same sequen)e at bot ends of t e )able/ Straight!through Cable RJ-45 Straig t-t roug .-ote.0t ernet.

4 5 5 8 : ' . )olored wire at one end of t e )able is t e t ird )olored wire at t e ot er end of t e )able/ Crosso.er Cable In a )rossover )able3 t e first . Cable Din-outs Signal R !"# Pin R !"# Pin Signal (+E (+F R+E F F R+F F : ' .far left. 4 5 5 8 9 ' .(+F R+E F F R+F F F ' .er Cable RJ-45 Crossover . 4 5 5 8 9 (+F R+E F F R+F F F Crosso. 4 5 5 8 R+E R+F (+E F F (+F F .0t ernet.

C&"->C(&G-&S27C3 t e 9-port RJ-45 adapter t at is used wit t e Cis)o '56#3 '5:63 '5::3 and '5:'3 is t e same as a rolled )able/ R !"# to $%!0 1emale2 . ' : R !"# Pin F F F F F F F F Signal -ote.F 9 9 F Rolled Cable In a rolled )able3 t e )olored wires at one end of t e )able are in t e reverse sequen)e of t e )olored wires at t e ot er end of t e )able/ Rolled Cable Signal F F F F F F F F : ' . 4 5 5 8 9 R !"# Pin 9 8 5 5 4 .

3ale $T5 Pin!outs &# Pin F J'-: F S ield @7! 1emale $T5 Pin!outs &# Pin Signal Signal J'-: S ield @7! J'-' S ield (+! F J'-. S ield R+! F J'-4 S ield R(S F J'-5 S ield C(S F J'-5 S ield !SR F J'-' S ield (+! F J'-.part number 84-6:8.H .' Straig t ( roug Cable . )able )an be t e Cis)o end or t e networ4 end3 depending on w et er t e Cis)o router is designated as a !C0 devi)e or a !(0 devi)e/ If t e router is designated as a !C0 devi)e3 t e female !"-'5 )onne)tor is t e Cis)o end/ If t e router is designated as a !(0 devi)e3 t e male !"-'5 )onne)tor is t e Cis)o end/ %oth 5nds of RS &4& Straight!through Cable for $%!&# Connectors Din-outs for RS '. S ield R+! F J'-4 S ield R(S F J'-5 S ield C(S F J'-5 S ield !SR F J'-8 S ield Cir)uit @7! F J'-8 S ield Cir)uit @7! ..!"-'5.3 w i) is a general serial )able for all router platforms/ ( is )able as a female !"-'5 )onne)tor on one end and a male !"-'5 )onne)tor on t e ot er end/ 0it er end of t e C&"-R'.( is )able is also 4nown as 3anagement Cable/ %Cis)o is providing t is )able wit its 5663 9663 :566 and :866 Series Routers/ Type of Cable for $%!&# Connectors RS &4& Straight!through Cable ( e following illustration s ows serial )able C&"-R'.

J'-9 S ield !C! F J'-:5 S ield (+C F J'-:8 S ield R+C F J'-:9 S ield G(S( F J'-'6 S ield !(R F J'-'4 S ield (+C0 F J'-9 S ield !C! F J'-:5 S ield (+C F J'-:8 S ield R+C F J'-:9 S ield G(S( F J'-'6 S ield !(R F J'-'4 S ield (+C0 F Adapters ( ere are two types of adapters needed to )onne)t a DC to a router/ • • RJ-45-to-!"-# &dapter RJ-45-to-!"-'5 &dapter R !"#!to!$%!0 Adapter ( is adapter )onne)ts a router to a DC t oug a C>< port/ R !"#!to!$%!0 Adapter R !"#!to!$%!&# Adapter ( is adapter )onne)ts a router to DC t roug a serial port/ R !"#!to!$%!&# Adapter Cabling and Adapter Setups that 'or( "elow are t e most )ommon ways to )onsole into a router/ Console Conne)tion Combination .

1 Console Rolled &U.1 Console RJ-45-to-!"# 7one .1 Console Rolled &U.Console Port RJ-45 Cable RJ-45 Rolled Adapter for PC !"-# 1 !"-'5 Adapter for Console Port 7one !"-'5 !C0 RJ-45 Rolled !"-# 1 !"-'5 RJ-45-to-!"-'5 !"-'5 !C0 !"-'5 7one 7one RJ-45 RJ-45-to-!"-#? 7one 7one ? Cis)o is providing t is )able wit its Cis)o 5663 9663 :566 and :866 Series Routers/ 2ou )annot mi+ and mat) t ese )omponents randomly/ >nly t e following )ombinations wor4= Console Conne)tion Combination Port R !"# Cable $%!&# Adapter To Attach !C0 non-modem (0R<I7&G !(0 !C0 modem (0R<I7&G <>!0< (0R<I7&G &U.1 Console Straig t &U.

( ese are t e only setups t at wor4/ If you donCt ave t e )omponents you need3 use t e RJ-45 Component @uide ) art to order t em/ R !"# Port and Adapter Pin!outs ( e following ) art s ows t e pin-outs for RJ-45 )onsole and &U.always on. 9 5 R(S !SR R+! @7! @7! (+! !(R C(S $%!&# Console and AUX Port Pin!outs Console Dort Signals Pin Signal $irection : ' .ports/ ( e )onsole port does not use R(S1C(S/ RJ-45 Dort Din-outs Signal Console Port 6$T57 R !"# Rolled Cable Adapter Adapter Signal R !"# C(S !(R (+! @7! @7! R+! !SR R(S : ' .always on. @round !ata Carrier !ete)t . 4 5 5 8 9 9 8 5 5 4 . ' : R !"# Pin $%!0 Pin $%!&# Pin 8 4 . 5 8 9 @7! (+! R+! !SR @7! !C! F I---J --J F --J @round $escription (ransmit !ata Re)eive !ata !ata Set Ready . -ote. 5 5 ' 5 9 4 '6 ' 8 8 . ( e )onsole port does not support modem )ontrol or ardware flow )ontrol/ .

Signal @round F C! I---J '6 !(R -ote. !ata Set Ready Carrier !ete)t . Clear (o Send .used for modem )ontrol only. RJ-45-to-!"-# adapter .used for modem )ontrol. 4 5 5 8 9 Signal (+! R+! R(S C(S !SR $irection --J I---J I-I-(ransmit !ata Re)eive !ata $escription Request (o Send .&u+iliary Dort Signals Pin ' . R !"#!to!R !"# console cable R !"#!to!$%!&# adapter R !"#!to!$%!0 adapter .blue.gray.gray. !ata (erminal Ready .used for ardware flow )ontrol. RJ-45-to-!"-'5 adapter .used for ardware )ontrol. ( e au+iliary port supports ardware flow )ontrol and modem )ontrol/ Console Cable )it & )onsole )able 4it is provided wit your router/ Use t is 4it w en )onne)ting your router to a DC or a terminal/ ( e )onsole )able 4it )ontains t ese items= • • • RJ-45-to-RJ-45 )onsole )able .

!C0 '#-696#-6:1'#-!C$-6: $0<&G0 no !C0 C&"-566!C<H !"-'5 C>770C(>R3 '#-6969-6:1'#-!C<-6:'#-6969.:-6855-6: 7& 7& 7& 7& Rolled Cable Straig t Cable Cable for $%!&#:$%!0 Connection 7& !epend on t e router% RJ-45 to !"-# female an all in one )able RS '.non modem.non modem. !C0 no 6:1'#-!C<-6: <&G0 C&"&S23RJ45 R>GG0!3 <>!UG&R Fnot in )atalogF 8'-6985-6:1C&"-566RJ .-6: 7& 7& C&"-R'..' Straig tt roug Cable !"-# <ale to !"-'5 male for <odem 8'-.9.Cisco*s R !"# Component +uide ( e following ) art summari*es Cis)oCs RJ-45 )omponents/ ( e first seven entries are !"-'5 )onne)tors3 and t e last two are RJ-45 )ables/ Conne)tors are des)ribed in terms of t eir se+ and t eir role/ $or e+ample3 an $!(0 is a female !(0 style )onne)tor3 an <<>! is a male modem style )onne)tor3 and so on/ Remember3 you need s ielded )ables in order to run at ::5/' 4bps/ RJ-45 Component @uide Style Catalog Part -umber Catalog $escription !(0 C&"-566!($H 8abel Shielded9 no !"-'5 C>770C(>R3 '#-69:6-6:1'#-!($-6: !(0 $0<&G0 !"-'5 C>770C(>R3 !(0 <&G0 C&"G0 C>77<>!0< (> RJ45 SHG! &!D3RJ451!SU" '#-699:-6:1'#-<<>!-6: !(0 C&"-566!(<H no modem C&"-'5&S-<<>!H yes modem C&"-<<>!H no !C0 C&"-566!C$H !"-'5 C>770C(>R3 .H F 7& 7& !epend on t e router% '#-464.-6: 7& .

)onne)tion .