What UTP Ethernet network cable would you use to connect a PC to a router using console?

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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[1]. 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 [2].

Figure1: Connection a PC to the router [3].

As shown in figure2, a UTP rollover cable has two different terminals which are [1]:

• RJ-45 connector that is connected to the router.

• DB-9 or DB-25 pin mal connector (serial port) that is connected to the PC.

Figure2: UTP rollover cable [4].

Finally, in a UTP rollover cable, the colored cable of each end of the cable is in the reverse sequence colored from the other end as shown in figure 3 [2].

Figure3: The UTP rollover collared in each of the end of cable.

What is HyperTerminal and how do you configure it to establish a console connection with a router?

HyperTerminal is a communication tool that is based on Microsoft Windows Operation System. Moreover, it is used to connect a computer to the other remote devices such as router, switch, other computer and Telnet site, through either a modem, Ethernet connection , or a null modem cable. Furthermore, a null modem is used to connect two terminals such as computers, router, switch and so on, directly using a serial cable such as rollover cable [5]. HyperTerminal communication could be used for t...

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