Nortel serial cable pinout

I have two Nortel switches that I need to setup, but no can seem to find a serial cable that is pinned out correctly.  

What is the pin out ?  Is it simpler to buy ?

Thanks
sidwelleAsked:
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Rick_O_ShayCommented:
This should work with a straight through DB-9 cable, female to female for use with a PC.
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from_expCommented:
nope, nortel requires crossed(null modem) db-9.
so I use cisco cable with rj45 at the other end + null-modem cisco module
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Rick_O_ShayCommented:
From the Nortel Site:
Problem Description
Goal:
What type of console cable does the Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 5510 use?
Fact:
Nortel Ethernet Routing Switch 5510
BayStack 5510
Console cable

Problem Resolution

Fix:
DB9 Straight-through, female to female serial cable.
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sidwelleAuthor Commented:
Ask our telco team for some female DB9 to RJ45 connectors, should have them first of next week.

I will set it up straight through first and then with a null modem, I will keep you posted.

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sidwelleAuthor Commented:
Straight through worked, Need to hit "Ctrl - Y" to get the main menu.

Found instructions here:
http://www.fs24-7ltd.com/Vital/Nortel%20Console.doc

Thanks

 
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