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    Default DB9 to RJ45 cable question

    I have a Grinch RenC set up. I have moved into a new house and I have found that the DB9 to RJ45 cable that goes from Comm port on computer to RJ45 in on the RenC is too short. My question is, will a standard DB9 to RJ45 cable avail on EBay be ok or does it need to be made to suit?
    Cheers, Terry
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    Default Re: DB9 to RJ45 cable question

    I'm fairly certain that a standard cable won't work. At least it never did for me. This is probably what you need::

    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...Connection.jpg


    Also if you already have a cable that works, just get a double female adapter and add a standard cat5 network cable. But remember there are some distance limitations when connected directly to the serial port on your computer.

    Here's a link to the section in the Wiki that gives everything you need to know about the Renard data cables, pinouts and how to make them.


    http://www.doityourselfchristmas.com...rd_Data_Cables

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    Default Re: DB9 to RJ45 cable question

    You could extend it with a coupler and another cat 5 cable.

    Couplers like this NEW-Cat5 RJ45 Lan Network Ethernet Cable Extender Joiner Adapter Coupler
    Last edited by paudyd; 04-23-2015 at 04:31 PM. Reason: Oops, I should read the ENTIRE post.
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    Default Re: DB9 to RJ45 cable question

    Paul

    2014 - FM-02 - Vixen 2.1.1 - 369 Channels - DMX, RenardPlus 32, 11 Dumb RGB strips, 100 pixels
    2015 - FM-02 - V3 - E1.31 - 500 roof pixels, 4 Arches, 4 Singing trees w/RenardPlus 32, 10 Dumb RGB strips.
    2016 - Added Pixel Tree, P10 sign, Window Pixels via Komby
    2017 - Bigger Tree, Bigger Sign, ESPixelsticks

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