Can I connect router Serial interface directly to a PC serial port?

Discussion in 'Cisco' started by Faustino Dina, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Hi,

    I have a Cisco MC3810 router with 3 interfaces: Ethernet0, Serial0 and
    Serial1. I need to mount two subnets joined by a router to test multicasting
    in this environment. My question is:
    Can I attach a PC directly to the router's Serial port to simulate the
    remote subnet? I mean this PC will act as the second router and will be
    connected to another subnet, meanwhile I will use the Ethernet0 interface
    for connecting the Cisco router to the first subnet. I'll be running Windows
    PCs for the test: W2K servers and W9x as clients.
    How can I do that?
    Any idea is welcomed

    Thanks in advance
    Faustino Dina, Aug 17, 2004
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  2. Faustino Dina

    flailking Guest

    No....serial or t1/e1 wic's can't hook that up...they talk b8zs, ami,
    sf, esf, and are channalized...ain't no ethernetHDLC
    could get another cisco with a t1(serial) wic and let the two talk
    that way...crossover cable needed
    flailking, Aug 18, 2004
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  3. Faustino Dina

    Hansang Bae Guest

    Not unless you have a synchronous serial card on your PC (not likely).
    But you can use the AUX port to connect to the PC. has some white papers (as does CCO)



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