|One of the critical parts of setting up any router is the selection of the serial cables to connect the router to the serial devices in your network. There are so many different serial cables, with seemingly similar features, finding the correct cable can be tricky. Bestnet guides you through the process of selecting the right serial cables for your network.
The selection of the proper serial cable involves answering three questions:
- Is the router being connected to a data terminal equipment (DTE) or data communications equipment (DCE) device?
- Is a male or female connector required on the cable?
- What signaling standard does the device require?
With the answers to these questions, along with the model of your router, you can find the part number of the cable required from the tables that follow.