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Old 05-20-2008, 12:18 AM   #99 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by awillard69 View Post
Stymied by my own scrounging.

It appears that my serial cables are not true serial cables.

I cut one open and there are only 3 wires! They must have been for some specific device and application that only needed those three wires with the DB9's.

So, I'm off to see where I can find a "good" serial cable. Until then, I'm coasting.....
I have experienced this issue myself when trying to use the "serial" cables that came with APC battery backups. The looked like serial cables, had connectors like serial cables but did not function like serial cables.

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