Quick Cisco Cable Question

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On the console port on the back of a Cisco SF-300-24 (attached picture), can I just connect that with a regular (not Cisco) db9 cable? The only official Cisco cable I know is the rj-45 to db9 cable, but this port is a db9 console port. I have a USB to RS-232 Serial Converter so I can plug into my laptop- so the cable I would now need would be a female to female db9 cable so I can connect the switch to my converter, is that right?
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sarasotamacIT Manager
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Yes, that is correct.
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It should work. Gender changers were common at one time, less so today. But any decent one should work.  ... Thinkpads_User

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Should the female to female be a crossover or a straight through?
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The gender changer should be straight through (and I think most are). ... Thinkpads_User
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Thank you and I was pleased to help. Good luck with this. ... Thinkpads_User

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