For all Cisco 2511 series routers, you need to have a CAB-OCTAL-ASYNC cable. This cable connects to the router through a 68-pin connector, while the other end of the cable consists of 8 different RJ-45 connectors. Each of these 8 created ports connects to the rest of the router in the server room or lab. It is a cable that you cannot do without if you have the Cisco routers.
Async cable creates 8 DTE ports from a 68-pin connector. These cables are generally rolled and can be connected directly to DTE devices. If you have equipment other than the DTE such as data circuit terminating equipment, you might be required to use an adapter to connect the RJ-45 terminals of this cable to a 25-pin connector.
Async cable can be used together with serial and asynchronous modules to achieve highly-flexible connections for Cisco equipment. The 8-port async cable offers high-density connectors at one end with ready RJ-45 ports for other connections. As mentioned, you might need modular adapters depending on the async device that you want to connect with this cable.
By just using one point, you can access up to 8 modules in the lab. This gives you easy control over the routers as there will be no need for IP address configuration on your routers. You are also relieved from such tasks you usually do before you can declare your network operational.
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