Quote Originally Posted by baalpeteor View Post
And as you know in the pc world, you HAVE to keep up with technology, as it changes constantly.
Tell me about it. The other day I picked up a used 24 port 3Com Superstack 1000 (for $2.50) and it took me a bit to figure out I needed a null-modem to comminicate with it (since there wasn't an IP address assigned to it when I got it).

I minicom'd it to death with a regular DB9 and finally came across a post somewhere that mentioned the necessity of a null-modem, so I took 2 dual female adapters and wired it up to a diagram I saw (using spare cat 5 wire, as the serial wires suck @$$ for this job). I got lucky my first attempt; plugged it in, fired up minicom and viola!

Sometimes in keeping up with technology, one must travel the old roads that were shortcut'd